Total Time
50mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

A Copenhagen pastry filled with almonds.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 separated eggs
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons orange juice
  • 12 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 12 cups ground unblanched almonds
  • 34 cup toasted breadcrumb
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 34 lb phyllo dough (pastry sheets)
  • 23 cup clarified butter
  • For the Syrup

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 12 lemon, juice of

Directions

  1. Beat egg yolks with the sugar mixture until mixture is very thick.
  2. Add orange juice, cinnamon, baking powder, almonds and toasted breadcrumbs.
  3. Beat egg whites with salt until stiff, but not dry and fold into the almond mixture.
  4. Line a greased baking pan with half of the pastry sheets, brushing each sheet liberally with butter.
  5. Turn almond mixture into the pan and cover with remaining buttered pastry sheets.
  6. Make four long slits in the first 3 pastry sheets with a sharp knife.
  7. Bake in a moderate oven for about 45 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. In a saucepan boil sugar, water, and lemon juice for 10 minutes.
  10. Pour hot syrup over almond pie.
  11. When cold, cut into squares.
  12. Makes 24-28 pieces.

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