Almond Orange Pithivier

The name is impressive, and so is the taste in this elegant dessert featuring circles of puff pastry surrounding an almond-orange filling. But what's even more impressive is that the recipe is so easy to follow.
  • thaw: 40 minutes
  • prep: 15 minutes
  • bake: 25 minutes
  • cool: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 12

Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced blanched almonds
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 375°F.  Place the almonds, sugar, butter, 1 egg, orange zest and vanilla extract into a food processor.  Cover and process until the mixture is smooth.

  2. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface. Roll the pastry sheet into an 11-inch square. Cut into a 10-inch circle.  Repeat with the remaining pastry sheet.

  3. Place 1 pastry circle onto a baking sheet.  Spread the almond mixture on the pastry circle to within 1 inch of the edge. Beat the remaining egg and the water in a small bowl with a fork or whisk.  Brush the edge of the pastry circle with the egg mixture. Place the remaining pastry circle over the filling.  Crimp the edges of the circles together with a fork.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.  Remove the pastry from the baking sheet and let cool completely on a wire rack.  Sprinkle the pastry with the confectioners' sugar.

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