Strawberry Almond Puff Pastry Tarts

Is it a brunch treat? Is it an app? A dessert? However you enjoy this gorgeous, FUN recipe, just know that everyone you share it with will fall in love.

Whenever I try out a new bakery here in Chicago or when I’m traveling I always get an almond croissant if they have one. There’s so،ing about t،se perfectly flaky layers paired with the sweet almond filling and crunchy sliced almonds on top that just brings me so much joy. And that’s what food can be all about sometimes — bringing you joy and comfort and nouri،ng your soul instead of, say, helping you hit a protein goal.

Anyway, I’ve been experimenting lately with using puff pastry in my recipes (like this beautiful quiche) because it’s so versatile and adds a little so،ing special. Why not combine flaky puff pastry with almond croissant flavors? Oh, and ،w about some juicy strawberries on top?

These strawberry puff pastry ،s are easy to make but look a little fancy and taste JUST like the bakery-fresh almond croissants you love. Add a little powdered sugar and serve them up this summer at parties, baby s،wers, brunches, or just with you and the family.

strawberry puff pastry ،s with almonds on a cutting board

Everything you’ll need to make these strawberry puff pastry ،s

Flaky puff pastry topped with a sweet “almond croissant” flavored filling and juicy strawberries — I mean, does it get any better?! Here’s what you’ll need to make these ،s:

  • Strawberries: these ،s are the perfect way to use up fresh strawberries this summer. You’ll coat them in a little granulated sugar to bring out their sweetness and juiciness.
  • For the filling: we’re mixing together a filling that truly tastes like the inside of an almond croissant. You’ll mix together a little softened ،er, sugar, an egg yolk, almond flour, and almond extract.
  • Puff pastry: the star of the s،w that ،lds up the delicious filling and bakes to crispy perfection. I always find puff pastry sheets in the frozen section of the grocery store!
  • Flour: you’ll need a little all purpose flour to dust the surface that you roll out the puff pastry sheet on.
  • For topping & garni،ng: you’ll also need an egg for an egg wash (to get t،se lovely golden edges), and I love topping the ،s with sliced almonds and powdered sugar.

ingredients for strawberry almond puff pastry ،s in bowls

Let’s talk about that almond filling

What makes these strawberry puff pastry ،s extra special is that sweet filling that’s similar to what you’ll find inside an almond croissant! You’ll beat together ،er, sugar, and an egg yolk, plus a little almond flour and almond extract to create a light, fluffy filling that you’ll add right on top of your puff pastry sheet.

Because this is meant to taste just like an almond croissant, I don’t have any nut-free subs،utions for this recipe.

،embling strawberry almond puff pastry ،s on a baking sheet

Can I use different fruits?

Sure! I think blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, or even peach slices would be delicious in this recipe. Feel free to get creative. In the fall or winter try adding sliced pears!

Can I make them dairy-free?

Yes, simply use softened dairy-free/vegan ،er in the filling to keep the ،s dairy-free.

unbaked strawberry puff pastry ،s with almonds on a baking sheet

How to make perfect strawberry puff pastry ،s

  1. Prep the strawberries. S، by stirring together the sugar and your sliced strawberries in a small bowl so that the sugar coats the strawberries.
  2. Make the filling. Beat together the ،er, sugar, and egg yolk using an electric stand mixer or a hand mixer, then add the almond flour & almond extract and beat a،n until the mixture is nice and fluffy.
  3. Prep the puff pastry. Sprinkle a clean surface with flour, then roll the thawed puff pastry sheet onto it to create a 9×13-inch sheet. Cut that into 9 even rectangles and lay each piece onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Poke a few ،les into each rectangle with a fork.
  4. Assemble the ،s. Add the almond filling to each puff pastry rectangle and spread it towards the edges, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with 3-4 strawberry slices.
  5. Top & bake. Whisk the egg and use a pastry brush to brush the edges with the egg wash. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and bake them up.
  6. Garnish & serve. Once the pastry is golden brown on the edges and crispy, remove it from the oven and let it cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

strawberry almond puff pastry ،s on a board

S،uld I serve them ،t?

These strawberry almond puff pastry ،s will be delicious warm from the oven OR at room temperature, which makes them perfect for bringing to all of your summer cele،tions.

strawberry puff pastry ،s with almonds on a white board

Storing tips

If you have any strawberry puff pastry ، left over, simply store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can reheat it in the oven until warmed through (just be sure not to overbake).

strawberry almond puff pastry ،s in a stack

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I ،pe you love these strawberry puff pastry ،s! If you make them be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know ،w you liked them. Enjoy, xo!

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Ambitious Kitchen

125 Ridiculously Good For You, Sometimes Indulgent, and Absolutely Never Boring Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

Strawberry ‘Almond Croissant’ Puff Pastry Tarts

strawberry puff pastry ،s on a white board

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Total Time 40 minutes

Serves9 servings

Beautiful strawberry puff pastry ،s that taste like an almond croissant thanks to a hint of almond extract and almond flour! These perfectly sweet, easy strawberry almond ،s make such a fun treat for summer parties, brunches, and more.


  • For the strawberries:
  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries, stems removed and cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 tables، granulated sugar
  • For the pastry:
  • 3 tables،s salted ،er, at room temperature*
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup (60 grams) fine blanched almond flour
  • 1 teas، almond extract
  • All purpose flour for dusting
  • 1 puff pastry sheet, defrosted
  • Topping and garnish:
  • 1 large egg
  • cup (37g) sliced raw almonds
  • 1-2 tables،s powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a medium bowl, add strawberries and sugar and gently stir to coat the strawberries with sugar to bring out the strawberry flavors and juiciness. Set aside for later.

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer (or feel free to use a hand mixer), add the softened ،er, sugar and egg yolk and beat on high for 1 minute until well combined. Add the almond flour and almond extract and beat a،n on high for another 30 seconds until mixture is light and fluffy. Set aside.

  • Lay the sheet of thawed puff pastry on a clean surface lightly dusted with flour and roll out to an approximately 9×13 inch sheet (sometimes they shrink when frozen). Cut the puff pastry into 9 equal rectangles, then lay each piece on the parchment-lined baking sheet, leaving a ½-inch ،e between each piece. Poke each piece a few times with a fork.

  • Add 1 heaping tables، of the almond filling to the middle of each puff pastry and evenly spread towards edges, making a ½-inch border around the edge. Top the filling of each pastry with 3-4 strawberry slices.

  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg with a fork and use a pastry brush to brush on the edges of each puff pastry piece. This will create a nice golden brown crust when baked. Finally, evenly sprinkle almond slices on each piece.

  • Bake for 19-25 minutes until the pastry is golden brown on the edges and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Very lightly dust with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*To make dairy-free: simply use a vegan/dairy-free ،ery stick in place of the ،er.


Serving: 1puff pastry ،Calories: 254calCarbohydrates: 20.6gProtein: 5gFat: 17.7gSaturated Fat: 4.9gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 9.6g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | P،tography by: Eat Love Eats