Quick Almond Paste Recipe

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With Dutch heritage, using almond paste is very common. We usually order a 7-pound supply at a time.—Almond Board of California, x, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:20-24 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 20-24 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups (8 ounces) whole blanched almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 ounce) equals 83 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a food processor, grind half of the almonds until very fine. Remove and repeat with the remaining almonds. Total ground nuts will yield 1-3/4 cups. Put all nuts and remaining ingredients in the food processor. Cover and process until a paste forms. Gather together and refrigerate in a tightly sealed plastic bag. Yield: 1-1/3 cups (13 ounces).
Originally published as Almond Paste in Country Woman March/April 1998, p36

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