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Badam halwa croissant being picked up from a sheet tray

Badam Halwa Croissants (Indian Style Almond Croissants)

  • Author: Shri Repp
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This breakfast pastry is an Indian spin on the traditional almond croissant. Badam halwa, an Indian saffron fudge, is spread in between a store-bought mini-croissant and topped with slivered almonds and powdered sugar.


  • 12 store-bought mini croissants
  • 1 1/4 cups homemade badam halwa
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • (Optional) 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Use a serrated knife to cut croissants in half horizontally.
  2. Spread ~1 tablespoon of halwa in the middle of one half of the croissant making sure to to spread from edge to edge using a butter knife. If the halwa was premade and is cool, preheat it in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm the halwa so it is easier to spread.
  3. Press one half of the croissant to the other half to close it shut.
  4. Spread a thin layer of halwa on the top of the croissant and press a few sliced almonds onto the halwa.
  5. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the the croissants on the middle rack for ~5-7 minutes or until the almonds are a light brown.
  6. Allow the croissants to slightly cool. Add powder sugar to a fine mesh tea strainer or sifter. Lightly tap the sifter to sprinkle the tops of the croissant with powdered sugar.
  7. Enjoy for breakfast or brunch along with a cup of masala chai.
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Keywords: Badam Halwa Croissants (Indian Style Almond Croissants)