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Marzipan Pastries

by Adina 08/07/2020 11 comments

marzipan pastries with puff pastry and berries on a cooling rack
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Little marzipan pastries with puff pastry and berries. Easy to make and delicious!

Marzipan Berry Parcels

Marzipan pastries made with just 5 ingredients. So easy to make and so incredibly delicious.

I was not sure how to name these thingies: parcels, pockets, only pastries… Actually my first thought was pillows or cushions because they are so soft and comforting, but those words didn’t seem too appropriate for food… I don’t know, I suppose pastries are OK but think more of the softness of a pillow when you read this. 🙂

Marzipan Berry Parcels

Ingredients

Marzipan:

  • To make these pastries, you will need a block of marzipan or almond candy doughmarzipan pastries, Marzipan Pastries. (Amazon affiliate link)
  • It is very smooth and of a very light brown color.
  • Not to be confused with almond paste, which is coarser and less sweet. Although, if you cannot find marzipan candy dough at all, you might try to make these pastries with almond paste as well.
  • The almond candy dough can be bought in plastic-wrapped blocks, tubes, or cans.
  • In Germany, it is sold in blocks, it is rather cheap and can be found in the baking ingredient section of the supermarket.

Puff pastry:

  • I use ready-rolled puff pastry most of the times.
  • It is easy to use, requires no defrosting or rolling. Just cut, fill and form the pastries.
  • You can find it in the refrigerated section of the supermarket.
  • Frozen puff pastry blocks are fine as well, but you will have to defrost and roll those according to the package’s instructions. Thus more work!

Berries:

  • On this occasion I used blueberries and raspberries, but red or black currants, blackberries, or even cherries or plums would be great.
Marzipan Berry Parcels

How to make?

  • Preheat the oven before you start making the pastries.
  • Cut the puff pastry sheets into 8 squares, about 10×10 cm/ 4×4 inch, a little more or less is fine.
  • Place on one or two baking sheets lined with baking paper.
  • To make the topping, grate the marzipan paste roughly, place it in a bowl together with the two egg whites and whisk with the mixer until frothy.
  • In a small bowl, mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water. Brush the middle of each pastry sheet with some of this mixture. Fold the corners of the pastry towards the middle of the pastry and brush them with the egg yolk mixture as well.
  • Divide the marzipan mixture evenly between the pastry squares, placing it in the middle of each square. Top with berries and almond slivers.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until the puff pastry is cooked through and golden brown.
Marzipan Berry Parcels

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Puff Pastry Croissants Filled with Jam

Apple Puff Pastry Rolls

Puff Pastry Nibbles (with Pesto)

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marzipan pastries with puff pastry and berries on a cooling rack

Marzipan Pastries

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Little marzipan pastries with puff pastry, different berries, and almond slivers. Easy to make and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 rectangular sheets of puff pastry (enough to cut into 8 pieces, 10x10 cm/ 4x4 inch) (Note)
  • about 250 g/ 8.8 oz berries (blueberries, raspberries)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 200 g/ 7 oz good quality marzipan paste (almond candy dough)
  • 4-5 tablespoons almond slivers, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius/ 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the puff pastry sheets into 8 square pieces, 10x10 cm/ 4x4 inch large, a little more or less is fine. Place the squares on one or two baking sheets lined with baking paper.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry the berries.
  3. Separate the eggs.
  4. Grate the marzipan paste roughly, place it in a bowl together with the two egg whites and whisk with the mixer until frothy.
  5. In a small bowl mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon water. Brush the middle of each pastry sheet with some of this mixture. Fold the corners of the pastry towards the middle of the pastry and brush them with the egg yolk mixture as well (see the picture above).
  6. Divide the marzipan mixture evenly between the pastry squares, placing it in the middle of each square. Top with berries and almond slivers.
  7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until the puff pastry is cooked through and golden brown. You can serve them lukewarm or at room temperature. They taste best on the day you baked them.

Notes

Frozen pastry can be used instead. Defrost and roll according to the packet's instructions.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 pastry
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 19gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Marvellina @ What To Cook Today 30/08/2016 - 20:42

I’m always curious about Marzipan too. Now I’m convinced to try some

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Dawn @ Girl Heart Food 31/08/2016 - 14:13

Doesn’t matter what you call them, I call them delicious 😉 I absolutely love using puff pastry…it’s just so convenient and these look wonderful with all the berries! Such a cute Summer dessert!

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Brie 31/08/2016 - 14:15

What a fantastic recipe! I love how simple the steps are but with the puff and marzipan it’s quite a fancy treat. Parcels was the right word choice, they look like sweet berry gifts 🙂

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[email protected]'s Recipes 31/08/2016 - 16:35

They are so delicious! My husband is a huge fan of marzipan and I am very sure he would totally love this if I made some for him.

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grace 31/08/2016 - 18:55

i’ve concluded that puff pastry is one of the very best things on god’s green earth! this is a particularly fantastic use for it–i’m impressed and delighted!

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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 31/08/2016 - 19:49

Well these definitely look fluffy like a pillow! I’m thinking you could have named these anything you wanted and they still would have been devoured! These look absolutely delicious, girlfriend! LOVE the fresh berries with marzipan! Cheers!

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Monica 31/08/2016 - 20:14

This is right up my alley. I love anything with mention of almonds, marzipan, etc. Looks so very pretty, too.

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Anca 01/09/2016 - 07:45

They look delicious. I love marzipan too, I usually make it at home, as it’s more almondy than the one from the supermarket. I will try to get a different brand, maybe it’s a better quality.

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Laura Dembowski 02/09/2016 - 21:18

I don’t work with marizpan enough. These look like such a great treat for the end of summer.

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Kim | Low Carb Maven 05/09/2016 - 17:34

These are so stunningly beautiful! I wish I could have one with my coffee right this instant. I, too, didn’t like marzipan until I tried the real stuff. I bet it’s just beautiful in these parcels – the perfect name!

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Evi @ greenevi 09/07/2020 - 14:30

These look beautiful!!!

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