In Kitchen

Almond Puff Pastry Bites with Divine Flavor Jellyberry Grapes

By Kim Lee, Food Blogger at www.kimscravings.com

Sweet, tasty and perfectly bite-sized for entertaining, these grape almond puff pastry bites start with flaky puff pastry crust that’s kissed with a sweet almond grape filling. This one is a big hit at dinner parties… or for any old regular Saturday night!

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 30 min

Ingredients:

– 1 package puff pastry, defrosted (2 puff pastry sheets)
– 1 cup whole raw almonds
– 1/2 cup sugar, divided
– 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/8 teaspoon salt
– 3/4 stick unsalted butter, softened
– 2 large eggs
– 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
– 1 cup Divine Flavor Jellyberry grapes, halved
– Powdered sugar for dusting, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (or degree indicated on puff pastry package) and lightly spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Lay puff pastry out across a cutting board. Cut pastry dough into three equal sections. Then cut each section into four even slices. You should have 12 pieces per puff pastry sheet.
  3. Gently form each pastry by pressing your fingers into the muffin tin and creating a small cavity for the almond filling. Set aside.
  4. Pulse whole almonds with 1/4 cup sugar in a food processor until finely ground. Add flour and salt, and pulse to combine.
  5. Beat together butter and remaining 1/4 cup sugar with an electric mixer until completely combined. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in extracts. With mixer at low speed, mix in almond/flour mixture until just combined.
  6. Spoon filling into each puff pastry and top with about four halves of grapes, lightly pressing them in. (You will have extra filling remaining.)