Almond & Cinnamon Pastry Twists

Cinnamon and Almond Pastry Twists

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Almond & Cinnamon Pastry Twists

Cinnamon and Almond Pastry Twists

A sweet pastry with a twist. Traditionally served with Persian Tea. This recipe is an easy recipe using frozen puff pastry.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Persian
Servings 32 pieces
Calories 1495 kcal


  • 2 sheets of Puff Pastry
  • 50 g Slivered Almonds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  • Lay pastry sheets on a flat surface and separate while still frozen with a sharp knife and leave to defrost.
  • Preheat oven to 180deg.
  • Cut each sheet in half, and then each half into 8 strips.
  • In a small bowl, mix egg, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Using a pastry brush, brush the egg mixture over the pastry.
  • Place each strip onto a greased pastry sheet, twisting each strip as placing onto the tray.
  • Brush with remaining egg mixture and sprinkle Almond slivers on each pastry.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes till golden brown.
  • When cooked remove from the oven and carefully place in a large dish, sprinkle icing sugar over and gently toss till coated with a dusting of icing sugar.


These delicate pastries do not keep long, and are best eaten on the day of baking. Frozen puff pastry makes these a simple and quick sweet to prepare.


Calories: 1495kcalCarbohydrates: 112gProtein: 31gFat: 105gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 61gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 564mgPotassium: 577mgFiber: 11gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 252IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 226mgIron: 8mg
Keyword almonds
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