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Almond Cheese Horns

Sometimes the best recipes are the ones that are the simplest. These almond cheese horns are a cinch to prepare, yet the flavor is extraordinary! They’re sure to become a staple in your home for Shavous and beyond!


  • 20 4½-inch (12-cm) puff pastry dough squares, defrosted but cool (I use Gefen)
  • 1 egg, beaten, for egg wash
  • 1 cup sliced almonds, skin on
  • 2 3½-oz (100-g) bars milk chocolate
  • 2 8-oz (225-g) containers J&J Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Place all filling ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth.

Lay out a puff pastry dough square. Smear with one heaping teaspoon of filling, making sure to leave a border all the way around. Roll it up jelly-roll style. Pinch the ends and form a crescent shape. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.

Continue with the remaining dough. When all the dough is shaped, brush the horns with beaten egg.

Crush the sliced almonds a bit with your hand, then sprinkle them generously onto the horns. If the almonds aren’t sticking, press them lightly into the horns.

Bake in preheated oven for 35–40 minutes until slightly browned. Remove baking sheet from the oven and let the horns cool.

To garnish, melt the two bars of chocolate. Dip the ends of each horn into the chocolate and drizzle the rest of the chocolate onto the horns. Allow the chocolate to harden and enjoy!


(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 842)

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