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?
Background of this recipe for Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling
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!”
His 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.
I 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?
Let’s remedy that and get this beauty in the oven. It’s easy!
How to make Cream Cheese Pastry with Almond Filling
First, 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.
Roll it out on a piece of waxed paper, to size.
The 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 almond filling down the center third of the dough. You can see that I have marked the dough in thirds.
Make cuts on the outer thirds of the dough.
Criss cross the strips across the almond filling.
Sprinkle slivered almonds on top.
Don’t worry, the filling will not leak out all over. It pretty much stays put.
There you go! How pretty is this?
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This recipe was first published July 10, 2018 and has been refreshed and republished today.
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