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.

Carol
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grind almonds in a blender. Thoroughly mix in confectioners sugar. Beat egg whites slightly, then stir into the almond mixture. Add almond extract or rosewater (see Cook's Note), using your hands to blend the heavy mixture.

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  • Store in the refrigerator up to 1 week or in the freezer up to 3 months.

Cook's Note:

If you like, you may omit the almond extract and use 2 teaspoons of rosewater.

Nutrition Facts

368.9 calories; protein 9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 44.7g 14% DV; fat 19.2g 30% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 14.6mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (23)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2005
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/13/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2009
This recipe was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Matt Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2013
Smaller version of recipe: 4.5 ounces blanched almonds 4.5 oz powdered sugar not quite all of a large egg white 1/3 tsp almond extract. Just right in food processor! Makes 1 lb of almond paste. Looks just like the stuff I buy in the can. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2011
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! Read More
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