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Rae-ana is looking for: (9 recommendations)
I have a can (15-16oz) of almond paste that has been sitting on my cupboard since Christmas and I want to use it up. Any good suggestions?

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Last updated: Apr. 11, 2013 10:47 am
Posted: Apr. 11, 2013 6:56 am
 
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These flaky Danish pastries are a time-consuming project, but they're a perfect way to show people how much you love them! I like serving them at special brunches. The puff pastry dough and almond filling can be made ahead of time, and the pastries can be frozen before baking. 
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Apr. 11, 2013 7:05 am
So good!
 
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Apr. 11, 2013 7:06 am
You could incorporate both recipes into one.
 
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Apr. 11, 2013 7:06 am
Pignoli cookies are delicious.
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Apr. 11, 2013 7:08 am
I made this one and it needs to have salt added.
 
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Apr. 11, 2013 7:07 am
This looks like so much fun to make. Read Michalh's review for an easier method.
 
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These are good. I used a 10 x 15 jelly roll pan and the crust was perfect. It was a bit difficult to spread until I switched to a off set spatula. I used a ganache, Hard Chocolate Glaze for the icing and apricot jam inside.
 
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Commented by: Gail
Apr. 11, 2013 10:47 am
look for cookie recipes, almond paste is an awesome flavor
 
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