Kitchen Dictionary: almond paste
A mixture of blanched ground almonds, sugar, and glycerin or other liquid. Sometimes almond extract is added. Almond paste is less sweet and slightly coarser than marzipan.
Season: available year-round
How to select: Almond paste should be firm, but pliable. If it becomes hard, soften by heating 2-3 seconds in a microwave.
How to store: Available in cans or plastic packaging. When opened, refrigerate tightly wrapped.
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|Calculated for 1 cup, firmly packed|
|Amount Per Serving||%DV|
|Calories from Fat 566||(54%)|
|Total Fat 63.0g||96%|
|Saturated Fat 6.0g||29%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 13.2g|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 108.5g||36%|
|Dietary Fiber 10.9g||43%|