This is a Paula Deen recipe (although I've heard it was originally a Pillsbury Bake-Off winner years ago) that is absolutely simple and delicious! It's easy to make variations, too, if you're not that into almond.... substitute the almond extract for vanilla, or orange, or butter rum.... and the almonds in the filling for pecans, or a bit of orange marmalade, or toffee bits, or mini-chocolate chips.... the variations are endless! I increased and slightly sweetened the filling, and make half again (1 1/2 recipe) the amount of glaze from Paula's recipe according to our family's tastes. Splenda also works well to sub for the sugar for those low-carbers and diabetics out there. The egg wash isn't mandatory; I usually skip it and just ice the danishes and sprinkle on the nuts.