Almond Bear Claws Recipe

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Almond Bear Claws
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  • 1/3 cup almond paste
  • 2 3/4 cups ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 3 tbsp confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. In a large bowl, beat almond paste with an electric mixer to break it apart. Add the almonds, sugar, and salt; continue to mix until the almond paste is no longer lumpy. Stir in the butter, egg whites, almond extract and amaretto liqueur on high speed until its as fluffy as you can get it. Set aside.
  2. Using half of the dough at a time, roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle that is about 8 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick. Trim the edges of the dough. Cut the dough in half lengthwise to make two 4 inch wide strips.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  4. Fill a pastry bag halfway with the almond filling and pipe a stripe of filling down the center of each strip. Whisk together the egg and water. Brush onto one edge of each strip. Fold each strip over the filling and press gently to seal it. Brush each piece with egg wash and sprinkle sliced almonds over the top. Cut into 3 to 4 inch pieces, then cut 1/2 inch slits into the sealed edge to make the ''claws''. Place the bear claws at least two inches apart on baking sheets. Refrigerate and repeat with the second half of the dough.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until almonds are toasted and pastry is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and dust with confectioners' sugar right before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 462.87 Kcal (1938 kJ)
Calories from fat 296.69 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.97g 51%
Cholesterol 9.36mg 3%
Sodium 156.22mg 7%
Potassium 168.75mg 4%
Total Carbs 35.03g 12%
Sugars 6.91g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3.07g 12%
Protein 8.53g 17%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 54.5mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 520.28 Kcal (2178 kJ)
Calories from fat 333.49 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37.05g 51%
Cholesterol 10.53mg 3%
Sodium 175.6mg 7%
Potassium 189.68mg 4%
Total Carbs 39.37g 12%
Sugars 7.77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 3.45g 12%
Protein 9.59g 17%
Iron 2.6mg 13%
Calcium 61.3mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.4
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

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