Charlotte Hartwell of St. Petersburg, Fla., is looking for recipes using almond paste.
Lyn Wood, also of St. Petersburg, offers an Almond-Raspberry Jalousie recipe. This is an impressive dessert made with few ingredients, though there are some challenges.
It's hard to work puff pastry sheets into a perfect or even near-perfect rectangle. But don't let that deter you from making this dish. I use puff pastry a lot and ended up with a larger top piece than bottom piece, so I just folded the top under to seal in the preserves.
The original recipe said to cut the top with slits 1/2-inch apart, but I think a better result will be achieved with a 1-inch margin, which is reflected in the accompanying recipe. Having never worked with almond paste before, I found it easier than I expected. It has a strong flavor, so get it as thin as possible without breaking it.