Chocolate Almond and Pear Strudel

Courtesy of Blue Diamond Almonds

Chocolate Almond and Pear StrudelPrep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Vanilla Brown Sugar Drizzle:

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pears and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes to soften; set aside. Unfold puff pastry and sprinkle with almond paste. Top with pears and 2/3 of the almonds. Fold in sides of puff pastry overlapping slightly and sprinkle with remaining almonds. Bake for 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. To prepare drizzle, melt butter or buttery spread in a small saucepan. Whisk in brown sugar and flour. Bring to a boil; reduce heat slightly and boil for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add Almond Breeze and return to a boil; cook for 2 minutes more then let cool. Drizzle over cooled or warm strudel. Makes 8 servings.

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