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Friday, September 7, 2012

Easy Bear Claw Pastries

My family just loves Penera Bread. Not only their soups, sandwiches & fresh breads, but we have enjoyed our share of their pastries, too. My personal favorites are their Shortbread cookies & blueberry scones. Mmmmm. But probably the over-all family favorite is the Bear Claw pastry. Oh . . . my . . . goodness!

Well, I just found an easy Bear Claw recipe ~ no need for special pastry flour & pastry tools. Even your little ones can help you with this one. 
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There are 4 parts to this ~

You will need:

~for the Filling:
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TB milk
  • 1 c plain bread crumbs
  • 2 TB sugar
  • 2 TB butter or non-hydrogenated margarine (ex: Earth Balance)
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 ts almond extract
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/4 c water
  • TB light corn syrup
  • 1 8oz can of Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1/3 to 1/2 c sliced almonds
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 2 TB water

1) Pre-heat oven to 375*, line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2) in a bowl, lightly beat the egg; pour 1/2 of the egg into a small bowl & beat in the milk until well blended. Set aside.
3) go back to the egg that's left in the 1st bowl & mix in all the rest of the filling ingredients.
4) in a saucepan, mix the glaze ingredients, heat to boil, remove from heat & set aside.
5) on a lightly floured surface, unroll the pastry dough & press into a 12"x8" rectangle; firmly press together all seams to your dough will hold together.
6) spoon filling onto the front 2" of the 12"x8" dough; now fold ~ longways ~ the dough over the filling, gently flip & fold remaining dough. 
7) cut into 3 pastries, gently press edges to seal; cut 1" slits about 1" apart for the "claws."
8) lightly brush egg mixture over pastries; gently press egg-side into a plate of sliced almonds to get them to stick.
9) place on cookie sheet ~ almond side up ~ & spread the claws; sprinkle extra almonds on top, if desired.
10) bake 15-18 minutes; cool on rack. 
11) drizzle cooled glaze over pastries; in another bowl, mix icing ingredients & drizzle over cooled pastry.

Let me know how you LOVE your Bear Claws!

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Looks delicious and I like the recipe doesn't require special ingredients or equipment.

  2. OOOH, this sounds so delicious. I will have to try this soon. Thank you for sharing with us. I know I don't NEED to eat these, but maybe I DO need to eat them! Can't wait to try. Thank you.


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