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sliced almond paste

Easy Homemade Almond Paste (and Marzipan!)


  • Author: Kelly
  • Prep Time: 3
  • Total Time: 3 minutes

Description

Homemade Almond Paste and Marzipan take just minutes to make and the flavor is much fresher than store bought. With this step-by-step recipe and only a few ingredients, you won’t believe how easy it is to make at home. Once you try it, you’ll never use store bought again!


Ingredients

Scale

For Almond Paste:

  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) whole blanched almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) sifted powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg white (30g), lightly beaten, at room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional

For Marzipan add an additional:

  • 1 1/2 cups (180g) sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg whites (30g), lightly beaten, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract, optional

Instructions

To make Almond Paste:

  1. Combine the almonds and ½ cup confectioners’ sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the nuts are finely ground.
  2. Add the remaining confectioners’ sugar and process to combine.
  3. Add the egg white, salt, and almond extract. Process until the mixture comes together and forms a ball. If the mixture is very sticky, add confectioners’ sugar by the spoonful until it forms a ball.
  4. Remove the almond paste from the processor and shape into a log. Double wrap it in plastic and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make Marzipan:

  1. Add the additional ingredients after finely grinding the almonds. Add the egg whites in increments as you may not need the entire quantity. Process until the mixture comes together and forms a ball. If the mixture is very sticky, add confectioners’ sugar by the spoonful until it forms a ball.
  2. Dust the countertop with confectioners’ sugar and knead the marzipan until it develops a smooth, pliable texture.
  3. Remove the marzipan from the processor and shape into a log. Double wrap it in plastic and refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

See my post on how to make Blanched Almonds.

Store almond paste, tightly wrapped, for up to 1 month in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Makes 420g (almost 16oz) of almond paste and 840g (29.6oz) of marzipan

A few drops of rose water can be added to the marzipan, if desired.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: almond paste, almond, baking, marzipan, confection, candy

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