• Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling #SummerDessertWeek

    by Dorothy Reinhold on July 10, 2018


    Print This Post Print This Post CREAM CHEESE PASTRY WITH ALMOND FILLING: Rich cream cheese pastry wraps sweet, sticky almond filling for an unforgettable brunch or evening dessert. A light glaze and crunchy almonds on top complete the treat.

    This post was created for #SummerDessertWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but, as always, opinions are 100% mine.

    CREAM CHEESE PASTRY WITH ALMOND FILLING: Rich cream cheese pastry wraps sweet, sticky almond filling for an unforgettable brunch or evening dessert. A light glaze and crunchy almonds on top complete the treat.

    To say that I am a card-carrying member of the (fictional) Almond Lovers’ Society doesn’t even begin to cover it. I am PRESIDENT, people! I am the fearless leader, and I’ve never met an almond dish I didn’t like. In fact, I think most desserts can be improved with the addition of almond extract. Am I right?

    So when my husband came home from work absolutely raving about an almond-filled pastry that was brought into one of their potlucks, I immediately shot back, “Get me that recipe.”

    Slices of Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond FillingHis colleague Jessica Lowe, a senior social worker at the VA in West Los Angeles, was happy to oblige, and soon enough I was staring at a printout of her cherished family recipe for Almond Cream Cheese Coffee Cake.

    She said her grandmother got her hooked on the recipe as a kid, and she recalls her always making it for their yearly trips out of town to Idaho and Montana as well as afternoon bunches. “My grandmother found this recipe in either a magazine or newspaper clipping in the 1970s and has been making it since. However the original recipe called for raspberry jam and she decided to make it with the Solo Almond Filling. It’s so good I could eat it straight out of the can. Well, I think I have taken a few tastes.”  Me too with the can of Almond Filling, Jessica, but don’t tell anyone.

    “The only other person who decided to ask for her recipe was me since I moved to L.A. for grad school in 2010. Now I carry on this recipe with my husband’s family for brunches as well as Easter. It’s always a hit. I’m hoping that I will always be able to find Solo Almond Filling as at times it has been hard to come by. I hope to carry on this dish with my family as well, like my grandmother did with me.” That is so sweet, Jessica, and I love the family tradition.

    Easy Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond FillingI served it to my extended family for Father’s Day brunch and everyone raved. In fact, they kind of gasped while they were eating it…that’s how good it is.

    When was the last time you got a gasp at something you baked?

    Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling on a wooden surfboard cutting boardLet’s remedy that and get this beauty in the oven. It’s easy!

    How to make Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling

    Rolling out Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond FillingFirst, make a dough with cream cheese. It will be sticky, so don’t freak out if it is. Wash and dry your hands in the middle of kneading and shaping it if you need to. Don’t worry; it will be fine.

    Rolling out Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling on ShockinglyDelicious.comRoll it out on a piece of waxed paper, to size.

    Transfer Pastry for Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond FillingThe waxed paper is key to helping you get this onto the baking sheet. I have a baking sheet lined with a silicone liner, and here I am flipping the dough onto the sheet and then peeling off the waxed paper. Voila!

    Spread the Solo Almond Filling on Cream Cheese PastrySpread the almond filling down the center third of the dough. You can see that I have marked the dough in thirds.

    Make cuts on the Cream Cheese Pastry

    Make cuts on the outer thirds of the dough.

    Enclose the filling with dough strips

    Criss cross the strips across the almond filling.

    Almonds on top of Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling

    Sprinkle slivered almonds on top.

    Closeup of Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling before baking

    Don’t worry, the filling will not leak out all over. It pretty much stays put.

    Slice of Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond FillingThere you go! How pretty is this?

    Today is the third day of #SummerDessertWeek, and 23 bloggers have joined forces to share recipes with you all week. I posted Monday (Strawberry Lassi), today (Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling), and will post Friday (Strawberry Cloud Dessert), and will be linking up to all the bloggers at the end of each post this week. So make sure to check back to see the new recipes, and follow #SummerDessertWeek on social media. There’s a giveaway below, as well, so make sure you enter!

    Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling

    Prep Time: 30 minutes

    Cook Time: 15 minutes

    Total Time: 1 hour

    Yield: 10 slices

    Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling

    CREAM CHEESE PASTRY WITH ALMOND FILLING: Rich cream cheese pastry wraps sweet, sticky almond filling for an unforgettable brunch or evening dessert. A light glaze and crunchy almonds on top complete the treat.

    Ingredients

    • 2 cup Bisquick (I used the Heart-Healthy version, but you can use the regular)
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 3 ounces cream cheese (can use a lower-fat version if you like)
    • 4 tablespoons butter
    • 1/3 cup milk
    • 1 (12.5-ounce) can Solo Almond Filling
    • 1/4 cup slivered or chopped almonds
    • .
    • Glaze
    • 1 cup confectioner's sugar (aka powdered sugar)
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

    Directions

    1. Turn oven on to 425F degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper and set aside.
    2. Cut the cream cheese and butter into the Bisquick and granulated sugar, until it is crumbly. You can do this 3 different ways: (1) in a food processor for a couple of seconds, (2) manually with a pastry blender, or (3) in a stand mixer, on low, for a brief time. Blend in milk until it forms a dough. Place the ball of dough on waxed paper and knead it gently about 10 times. Dough will be sticky so feel free to wash and dry your hands during this process if needed, and to use a sparing sprinkle of flour.)
    3. On a sheet of waxed paper, roll the dough out into a 12- by 8-inch rectangle, and flip it onto the prepared baking sheet.
    4. Spread the almond filling down the center 1/3 of the dough; an offset spatula is helpful for this. Starting on the long side of the dough, make 2 1/2-inch cuts at 1-inch intervals, cutting up to within 1/4 inch of the filling. Cut the other side as well.
    5. Fold the strips over the filling, alternating from each side. Press very lightly so the two strips at top seal together. Seal ends so filling will not seep out. Sprinkle the slivered or chopped almonds on top.
    6. Bake at 425F degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove as soon as done, to a serving dish. Allow to cool.
    7. Make the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the confectioner's sugar and vanilla, and enough milk to make a firm glaze. Start with slightly less than 1 tablespoon milk, and add a bit more if needed until the glaze is the consistency you want. Using a spoon, drizzle the glaze over the top of the cooled pastry.
    8. Cut into 8-10 slices for serving. {Honest report: I think we had 6 people at our potluck and there was none left, so I would confidently say a single recipe of this serves 6.}

    Notes

    Recipe source: Jessica Lowe.

    http://www.shockinglydelicious.com/cream-cheese-pastry-with-almond-filling/

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    Welcome to the 2nd Annual #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This sweet week-long event is filled with fun dessert recipes from amazing bloggers and some great giveaways from our generous sponsors! We can’t wait to share all of these summer-themed desserts with everyone and celebrate summertime sweets all week long!

    There are 23 wonderful bloggers participating in this year’s event. With over 60 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite. Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week too!

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    PRIZE #1

     

    Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!

     

    PRIZE #2

    Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – One bottle of Adams Best Vanilla Flavor, Adams Best Prize Winning Pound Cake Mix, Adams Extract Twice as Strong Vanilla and Adams Extract Lemon Extract

     

    PRIZE #3

    Prize #3– Red Star Yeast is giving away a gift pack including an Insulated Tote Bag, Apron, “The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day” Cookbook, Yeast, Rolling Pin, Measuring Spoons, Bench Scraper/Dough Cutter, Oven Mitt and Kitchen Towel

     

    PRIZE #4

    Prize #4 — Susquehanna Glass Co. is giving away one set (4 glasses) of Mermaids Stemless Wine Glasses. (like the Mermaid glasses you’ll see in some of our recipes this week!)

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    Prize #5 — Lodge Cast Iron is giving away one (1) 12-inch Cast Iron Skillet.

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    Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. No PO Boxes Please. giveaway runs from July 9th until July 15th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine. We would like to thank our sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Red Star Yeast, Susquehanna Glass Co. and Lodge Cast Iron, who provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.




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