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Quick Almond Paste

 Quick Almond Paste
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
20-24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups (8 ounces) whole blanched almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 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).
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.