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Almond Paste

"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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Ingredients

20 m servings 369 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 cups)

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Directions

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

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • If you like, you may omit the almond extract and use 2 teaspoons of rosewater.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 369 calories; 19.2 g fat; 44.7 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 15 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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.

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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 s...

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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.

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...

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 s...

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.

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.

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!

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

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 p...

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 t...