I voted for this one since I knew my father-in-law would love it. He likes desserts made with prunes (prune danish, cookies with prune filling, etc). Pithiviers are named after a city in the north of France and include puff pastry, prune jam and almond cream. This dessert requires time to make it as there are several steps and chilling times. I used the optional orange zest and rum in the almond filling. We do not often have desserts made with puff pastry so this was a really treat for us.
The reviews were great everyone loved it. My mother-in-law thought it was worthy of a french bakery. The only change I would make is to use coarse sugar for the topping. I used granulated sugar and my top was on the way to burning and I cooked it 5 minutes less than suggested.
Pithiviers page 99. To see what the group made head over to Tuesdays with Dorie.