These Almond Roll-Ups are part of a feature on homemade puff pastry here at Go Bold With Butter. As always, homemade just tastes better, but you are welcome to use any store-bought all-butter puff pastry if you are running short on time.

These almond pastries feature a quick and simple almond filling spread inside puff pastry, then all rolled up to make a tasty handheld treat that’s perfect for breakfast or an afternoon coffee break. The combination of buttery puff pastry and sweet almond filling is irresistible.

Almond Roll Ups

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Almond Roll Ups


  • 1 sheet all-butter puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped or ground almonds*
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone liner.
  2. On lightly floured surface, roll out puff pastry to a 1/4-inch thick rectangle roughly 9 inches by 18 inches. Use knife to cut the pastry equally into six 3-inch by 9-inch strips.
  3. Combine almonds, sugar, brown sugar and salt in small bowl. Add butter and mix using fork or fingers until thoroughly mixed. The mixture will be crumbly and sand-like.
  4. Whisk together egg and water. Brush pastry strips with light coating of egg wash. Sprinkle almond mixture evenly over the pastry strips, leaving small border around the edges.
  5. Staring with short end, fold pastry over about 1 & 1/2 inches. Press down slightly. Continue folding pastry until you reach opposite end. Press end seam gently to seal.
  6. Place pastries seam-side down on prepared pan. Brush top of each pastry with egg wash. Sprinkle tops with sliced almonds.
  7. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until pastries are golden brown. Cool before serving.
  8. *A food processor will make short work of getting those almonds as small as possible.

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