How to Blanch Almonds

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by breezermom

Some recipes call for blanched almonds (almonds with their skins removed). This is a quick and easy way to do this, about 5 minutes. Afterward, you can prepare them as you like, whole, halved, or slivered.

Top Review by IngridH

Wow! I will never buy blanched almonds again! I had to soak my almonds twice- the first time I let them sit for a minute, as directed, but the skins were still sticking. So I soaked them again, for about three minutes, and they came right off. Who knows, maybe I had older almonds? But this is a really fast, easy way to get those pesky skins off without paying a fortune to buy them that way. Thanks for the great method!


  1. How to do it:.
  2. Place the almonds in a bowl.
  3. Pour boiling water to barely cover the almonds.
  4. Let the almonds sit for 1 minute.
  5. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again.
  6. Pat dry and slip the skins off.
  7. Advice:.
  8. Don't let the almonds sit in hot water too long or they will lose their crispness.
  9. 1 lb of shelled almonds = 3 cups whole or 4 cups slivered.

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