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Cinnamon Bear Cub Claws

By Deen Brothers


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Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 12-14 minutes

Servings: 18 pastries


  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pound prepared puff pastry
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1 egg plus 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 cup turbinado raw sugar
  • Sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 400°F. In a food processor, finely grind the almonds and sugar. Add the butter, egg, and cinnamon. Process until smooth. Set filling aside.

Roll out puff pastry to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch round cutter, cut out circles. Spoon 2 teaspoons almond filling in the center of each circle. Sprinkle each with raisins. Brush the edges of the circles with water. Fold the circles in half, pressing the edges to seal. Using a knife, cut four “claws” into the folded sides. Place pastries on a baking sheet.

Brush the tops of the pastries with the egg mixture. Sprinkle them with turbinado sugar and sliced almonds. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden.

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