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Pithivier

A sweet pastry originally from the town of Pithiviers in France. It traditionally consisted of a round, fluted puff pastry parcel filled with frangipane, a sweet mixture of ground almonds, sugar, butter and egg yolks and flavoured with rum. The term pithivier is now used to describe a round puff pastry parcel, which may be stuffed with a sweet or savoury filling.