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Almond Paste Recipe
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Almond Paste

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"This recipe is for those of you who wish to make your own almond paste. I prefer making my own. When I feel lazy, I purchase it in specialty stores. Rose water can be substituted for the almond extract, and can be purchased in Middle Eastern stores, or maybe even health food stores."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Grind almonds in a blender. Thoroughly mix in confectioners sugar. Beat egg whites slightly, then stir into the almond mixture. Add almond extract, using your hands to blend the heavy mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 26, 2005

This recipe is just a little off. It should be 3 cups of powdered sugar and 2 egg whites and a pinch of salt. That works much better.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I followed directions completely, and this is easy to mix up-but I think I will continue to buy the stuff from the store as I prefer the taste of the store bought over this recipe. This paste seemed a little runny and I had oozing of egg white and sugar from the sides of my pastry which took away from the appearance of the finished product.

Nov 12, 2008

Almond paste is so expensive to buy - I called the local baking supply stores and got prices from $16 to $20 a pound. The almonds cost $4 and the sugar was probably $2, plus two egg whites and a little almond oil - maybe anyother buck. So it turned out to cost about $7 a pound making it myself, plus the time. It was pretty easy to make. When the ground almonds, sugar and eggs are combined, the mixture looks quite shaggy and needs a good kneading. It's hard to understand what 12 servings means; it would be better to say how many cups or pounds it makes. I used it in pignoli cookies, which calls for more sugar and eggs, plus pine nuts to cover the tops. They came out great.

Dec 05, 2005

I made this with good results following the original recipe. I used this almond paste in an almond shortbread recipe and no one could tell the difference.

Apr 13, 2009

I haven't actually made this particular recipe. Honey has always been used in my family. It makes a thick paste that is easier to handle and tastes better. Try Almond Paste II.

Jan 24, 2011

mine turned out AWESOME the only thing i did different was i blended it in my food processor, i haven't used the paste yet but it looks beautiful!

Nov 19, 2009

This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you, Matt

Dec 21, 2011

Excellent recipe although I used only two egg whites after reading reviews it was too sticky. Works beautifully! I even blanched my raw almonds to get started. A pound of almond paste for less then $3!


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  • Calories
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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