A light, tender and flaky Almond Kringle that is easy to make. This Danish puff pastry is a delicious sweet treat for breakfast, served with a cup of tea or for dessert. Add this recipe to your spring and Easter menu.
Good morning friends, have I got a treat for you! An easy and delicious Almond Kringle. This tasty treat is known by many names, Almond Puff, Danish pastry, Norwegian Kringle, and Scandinavian Kringler to name just a few. Whatever you call it is a delicious sweet treat that has been made by my family for years.
What is a Kringle?
A kringle is a Northern-European pastry. It is also the official state pastry of Wisconsin where I grew up.
Put simply, kringles are a Danish pastry made with a layers of sweet buttery dough, filled with a variety of fillings topped with a sweet glaze.
This recipes is not an official Wisconsin Kringle recipe but it is the one that I grew up eating and that I love. It is also a dessert that is served at every single family gathering and the one that is eaten first. My aunt makes this pastry now that my grandmother is gone and there is never a piece leftover of her delectable danish puff.
How to Make an Almond Kringle~Danish Puff Pastry
This almond kringle is made with two layers of dough, the first is almost like a short crust. It is topped with a choux pastry dough then baked and frosted with almond glaze. There is no sugar in either dough so it is not an overly sweet treat making it a delicious treat for breakfast or a light dessert.
You start by making the crust, add the flour and butter to a bowl and using a pastry blender mix until combined and crumbly. Then add the water and mix until a dough forms.
Divide the dough in 2 and roll each piece into a log, then pat down to form 2, 3″ x 12″ strips.
Next, mix the butter and and water in a saucepan. Place over medium heat stirring until combined and the butter is melted, bring to a boil. Add the flour and mix until smooth. Remove the pan from the heat and stir for 1 minute. This helps to cool down the mixture a bit before you add the eggs. Add the beaten eggs and stir vigorously, then add the extract and continue to stir until you have a smooth, silky dough.
Then spread this mixture evenly over the 2 strips of dough. Bake, cool and then frost with almond frosting.
Can you believe how easy it is to create bakery style pastries at home? This almond kringle is a great recipe for people that say they can’t bake or don’t like to bake, it is that easy. It is also a beautiful and delicious pastry to add to your next brunch, tea, party, bbq, or even bridal shower. You will love it and so will your guests.
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Almond Kringle~Danish Puff Pastry
A light, tender and flaky Almond Kringle that is quick and easy to make. This Danish puff pastry is a delicious sweet treat for breakfast, served with a cup of tea or for dessert.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 pastries 1x
- Cuisine: Swedish
1/2 cup butter softened
1 Tbsp. cold water
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 Tbsp. softened butter
2 Tbsp. milk
11/2–2 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
Preheat oven to 350, spray a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with a silphat and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the flour and butter. Mix the flour and butter with a pastry blender until combined and crumbly, the size of small peas. Then add 1Tbsp cold water and mix until a dough forms. Divide the mixture into two balls, roll the two balls into long logs. Pat the logs down into two 3″ by 12″ strips on the cookie sheet. Leave room between the two because they will puff up, alternately use 2 pans. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup water and 1/2 cup butter, place over medium heat. Stir until combined then bring to a boil. Add 1 cup of flour and mix until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir for 1 minute. Then add the beaten eggs and almond extract, mix well until you have a smooth, silky dough. Spread this mixture evenly onto the two crusts on your baking pan.
Bake the pastry for 1 hour, they should be golden brown.
While the pastry cools, make the frosting.
Frosting: Combine the milk, powdered sugar, almond extract and butter. Mix until smooth and desired consistency. Spread frosting over cooled pastry. Top with toasted sliced almond and enjoy.
Keywords: Almond puff pastry,
Thanks— this looks like an easy recipe. We usually buy the Wisconsin Kringle from Trader Joe’s, but I’m going to make this instead! BTW, there’s a misspelled phrase in your directions— did you mean “add the almond” instead of “ ass the along”? Oops. That’s in the long version of directions, not in the recipe itself. Thanks again for this yummy recipe!
Lu, yes I meant add the almond extract. Spell check changed it for some reason. Thank you for letting me know. I hope that you enjoy the pastry. As I said, it is not a Wisconsin kringle like the ones at Trader Joes but it is easy and delicious.
Thank you! Have a great day!
Dr Paddi Barnes says
In the recipe where you say add the almond it says “Ass the along”. We can figure out what it’s supposed to say and the little mistake will tell you how many people are paying attention. It’s not a big deal but I thought you might want to know.
Ok, that is embarrassing. Oddly enough, spell check changed it 2 times and I fixed it. I appreciate you letting me know! Have a great week.
Renae Frey says
Yum! This sounds so good. I would love to share this on my newsletter. Hugs and blessings to you.
Thank you Renae. I would love if you shared it.
Will make this recipe! Also the link to the flower pillow goes to a different pillow. Cheers
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the recipe. I will track down the pillow link.
Here is the updated link for the pillow. https://rstyle.me/+7bqFP3p_MEb-HJks5SxMrw
Wow, this sounds and looks delicious! Pinned, I’m making this and we’ll eat for breakfast and dessert.
Thanks for sharing this recipe. Pinned!
I hope that you enjoy it!As I said, there is no sugar except in the frosting. If you like you can add a few, maybe 3 tablespoons, of powder sugar to the second dough.
William Kendall says
That sounds good.
Thank you William!
An almond danish is my most favorite treat with tea! Especially for breakfast. So glad you shared this easy recipe! I see one in my future! ☕️
Thank you Kim, I hope that you enjoy it.
Jane Butler says
Can you make ahead and freeze. If so, how?
Jane I have never made it and frozen it. But I would think you could freeze it, without the frosting, and the day you want to eat it remove from the freezer and defrost. Then add the frosting.