Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is yet another of my family's recipes. My mom used to make this every Christmas morning. It was and is a special treat that I hope to carry on with my family. This recipe came from an old Betty Crocker cookbook. Glaze recipe for the puff follows the instructions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Cut 1/2 cup softened butter into 1 cup flour, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until particles are size of coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons water over mixture; mix with fork.
  4. Gather pastry into ball; divide in half.
  5. Pat each half into rectangle, 12x3 inches, about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Heat remaining 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to rolling boil in 2-quart saucepan; remove from heat.
  7. Quickly stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour.
  8. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball; remove from heat.
  9. Add eggs; beat until smooth. Spread half of the topping over each rectangle.
  10. Bake about 1 hour or until topping is crisp and brown; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
  11. Spread with Creamy Almond Glaze; sprinkle with almonds.
  12. Creamy Almond Glaze:
  13. 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar; 2-3 tbsp butter, softened; 1/2 to 1 tsp almond extract; 1-2 tbsp warm water or milk.
  14. Mix all ingredients until smooth and spreadable and glaze the Danish puff.
Most Helpful

From the list of steps, initially I though I'd grow old before completing the recipe, but actually it went together quickly. On second thought, it may be just too much of a sacrifice to share. ;-) Made for A/NZ #41 recipe tag.

gailanng June 10, 2010

These were amazing! I sprinkled finely chopped pecans over the top of the glaze for an added touch. Will make these again soon!

Beep Beep Momma's Taxi May 04, 2010

LOVED IT! Sarah, this might be the most delicious thing I've ever eaten, OVER-THE-TOP DELICIOUS! Edited to say OF THE 350 RECIPES I REVIEWED IN 2008, THIS WAS THE BEST. In fact, I think it's my favorite of the 650 recipes I've reviewed since joining zaar!

puppitypup January 06, 2009