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    Easy Homemade Almond Paste (Marzipan)

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Make your own it's easy and less expensive! This can stay in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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    • 1 1/2 cups whole blanched almonds
    • 1 2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1/4 cup egg white
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (or almond extract) (optional)


    1. 1
      Using a food processor grind the almonds into a fine powder (this should take about 2 minutes).
    2. 2
      Add in the confectioners sugar and blend well.
    3. 3
      Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
    4. 4
      Using a wooden spoon blend in the egg whites and vanilla (if using) until smooth.
    5. 5
      On a flat surface lightly dusted with confectioners sugar, roll out the almond paste into a 14" x 1-2" log.
    6. 6
      Wrap in parchment paper and chill for a minimum of 1 hour.
    7. 7
      When rested, cut the log in two pieces.
    8. 8
      Wrap in wax paper and chill.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 29, 2011

      There is a fine line between almond paste and marzipan. Because there is no one who sells almond paste within 15 miles I tried this recipe. It was to be a base for pignoli cookies. It was obvious 3/4 of the way through the cookie making process that this recipe was to "loose". All worked out in the end, just much bigger cookies than expected. To be closer to almond paste increase almonds to 2 C and eliminate egg. Also look at using regular sugar with corn syrup to equal all of the powdered sugar.

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    • on October 06, 2012

      Be careful! I'm surprised no one ever mentioned this before but that recipe is for Marzipan. Almond paste and Marzipan are not, repeat not the same thing!. Almond paste has less sugar and does not contain egg whites. Almond paste is a baking ingredient. Marzipan is more of a decorating or candy making item as in edible fruit shaped items, as it is meant to be molded like clay.
      as you can see in the picture below one is in the red box, the other in blue as they are not interchangeable.

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    • on July 08, 2010


      This is a great and easy recipe. Turns out great. I even tried it with the almond skins on and it's still great. Thanks Chef Perry

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Homemade Almond Paste (Marzipan)

    Serving Size: 1 (481 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2093.0
    Calories from Fat 1028
    Total Fat 114.3 g
    Saturated Fat 8.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 146.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 240.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 21.5 g
    Sugars 206.1 g
    Protein 53.1 g

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