Warm Apple-Almond Pastry

READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Thaw pastry sheets at room temperature about 1 hour before using it, or microwave it at 20% power for 3-4 mintues, thawed but still cold for easier handling.
  • Grate 3/4 cup of the almonds.
  • Make the almond mixture by combing, in a bowl, the grated almonds, sugar, flour, whole egg and the 1 egg yolk, and almond extract. Mix well and set aside.
  • Prepare the apples by cutting them in half lengthwise, and removing the stems, and seeds, then slice the apple halves crosswise, to 1/4" thick. Set aside.
  • Unfold one pastry sheet onto a baking pan large enough to accomodate the rolled out pastry, (a pizza pan might be best,) spreading out to 10 1/2" square.
  • Spreak the almond mixture evenly over the pasty to within 1" of the edge.
  • Arrange apple slices, creating them into an overlapping pattern, over the filling.
  • Cut remaining pasty sheet into 9 - 1" strips.
  • Moisten outer edges of spread dough with water. Arrange five strips diagonally over apples, twisting the strips, then press edges into moisted dough to seal.
  • Trim excess.
  • Arrange the fmaining dough strips around the edge of pasty, to creat a nice even border.
  • Bake for 30 - 35 minutes, pastry should be golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes.
  • Spread the warmed jam over the pastry. Brown the remaining almonds in microwave, by cooking them on high for 5 - 7 minutes. Stirr every 30 seconds. Chop the almonds.
  • Sprinkle the almonds over the pastry. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar, if you want to. Cut it into squares, then top with ice cream and/or whipped topping. Serve it warm.
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