10 Most Decadent Pastries Ever Conceived

Croissant aux Amandes

The croissant amande, or almond croissant, is a classic French pastry. Traditional croissants are delicious enough -- so buttery and melt-in-your-mouth. But croissants aux amandes take it a bit further. Filled with almond cream, they are extremely rich. Croissant aux amandes were originally devised as a way to move out day-old croissants from French bakeries. Bakers take the croissants, fill them up with a delicious almond cream (made with almond powder, sugar and eggs) and sprinkle the tops with sliced almonds. The croissants are baked until the cream is set and the edges are crispy. We're drooling just thinking about them!