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34 Recipes That Use Almond Extract

Use up that bottle of almond extract hiding in your pantry with these delightfully nutty recipes.

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Creamy Lemon Almond PastriesTaste of Home

Creamy Lemon Almond Pastries

I love lemon filled doughnuts when I can find them. This recipe brings the concept to a new level by placing the filling into a baked beignet and enhancing it with a bit of almond flavoring and toasted almonds. The result? Sunshine in a bite. —Arlene Erlbach, Morton Grove, Illinois

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Cranberry Orange Almond Quick BreadTaste of Home

Cranberry Orange Almond Quick Bread


You can customize this bread to your family's specific tastes. Try dried apricots and pecans, or dried blueberries and hazelnuts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Almond Raspberry StarsTaste of Home

Almond Raspberry Stars


The first Christmas that I baked these, I ended up quickly making a second batch! The whole family enjoyed them. —Darlene Weaver, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Delicious Almond BraidsTaste of Home

Delicious Almond Braids


Similar to an almond crescent, this coffee cake is light and flaky with a rich almond center. It’s so versatile you can serve it for dessert, breakfast or brunch. It will taste as if it was made from scratch at a bakery, yet the packaged puff pastry makes the recipe quick and easy. —Gina Idone, Staten Island, New York
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Cranberry-Almond Pound CakeTaste of Home

Cranberry-Almond Pound Cake


When you want an extra-special dessert for the holidays, it’s hard to beat a seasonal homemade cake. I like to drizzle mine with a simple but elegant glaze flavored with amaretto. —Jackie Howell, Tucson, Arizona
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Chewy Almond CookiesTaste of Home

Chewy Almond Cookies


My children and grandchildren adore these old-fashioned cookies, and they make a good unfrosted choice for a holiday cookie plate. But they’re wonderful year-round, too—I even keep unbaked dough in my freezer so I can whip up a batch whenever my family comes for a visit. —Betty Speth, Vincennes, Indiana
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Almond BlondiesTaste of Home

Almond Blondies


These make a nice change from the typical chocolate brownie. When I bake up a batch, they disappear quickly at my house. —Cindy Pruitt, Grove, Oklahoma
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Almond & Cranberry Coconut BreadTaste of Home

Almond & Cranberry Coconut Bread


Here’s an all-around great bread for any season. The red bursts of cranberry lend every slice extra appeal for Christmastime. —Rosemary Johnson, Irondale, Alabama
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Almond Cherry  FudgeTaste of Home

Almond Cherry Fudge


Cooked in the microwave, this fast fudge is a sweet addition to any holiday gathering. I make it when I need a quick treat for a school party or to take to a neighbor. —Shellie Tucker, Hendersonvlle, Tennessee
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Almond Spritz CookiesTaste of Home

Almond Spritz Cookies


This almond spritz cookies recipe can be left plain or decorated with colored sugar and frosting. In our house, it just wouldn't be Christmas without some cookie press recipes.—Tanya Hart, Muncie, Indiana
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Luscious Almond CheesecakeTaste of Home

Luscious Almond Cheesecake


I received this recipe along with a set of springform pans from a cousin at my wedding shower 11 years ago. It makes a heavenly cheesecake. My son Tommy has already told me he wants it again for his birthday cake this year. —Brenda Clifford, Overland Park, Kansas
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Almond Tea CakesTaste of Home

Almond Tea Cakes


When I have time—usually in the winter—I love to bake. I make these tea cakes every Christmas, double the recipe and freeze half for later. —Janet Fennema Ringelberg, Troy, Ontario
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Hot Almond N Cream DrinkTaste of Home

Hot Almond N Cream Drink


Just a few sips of this drink, with its rich almond flavor, will warm you up in a hurry. I'm the food service manager for a Christian camp and it's a favorite each year at our Christmas party. —Kaye Kirsch, Bailey, Colorado
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Cherry Almond Mousse PieTaste of Home

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie


Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a sweet yet refreshing dessert. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas
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Apple Betty with Almond CreamTaste of Home

Apple Betty with Almond Cream


I love making this apple betty for friends during the peak of apple season. I plan a quick soup and bread meal, so we can get right to the dessert! —Libby Walp, Chicago, Illinois
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Chocolate Almond CakeTaste of Home

Chocolate Almond Cake


Fluffy white homemade frosting tops this rich chocolate almond cake. Sliced toasted almonds on top add a little crunch. —Sherri Gentry, Dallas, Oregon
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Almond Cream SpritzTaste of Home

Almond Cream Spritz


Love spritz cookies at Christmastime? Try this version featuring almond-flavored dough. Sprinkle them with colored sugar for the holidays or chopped almonds for everyday cookies. —Jo-Anne Cooper, Camrose, Alberta
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Lemon Tart with Almond CrustTaste of Home

Lemon Tart with Almond Crust


Our state produces an abundance of lemons, and everyone is always looking for new ways to use them. This beautiful tart is my delicious solution to the excess-lemon problem! —Lois Kinneberg, Phoenix, Arizona
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Holiday Almond BarsTaste of Home

Holiday Almond Bars


This fast, delicious dessert always makes an appearance during our Christmas celebrations.—Cheryl Newendorp, Pella, Iowa
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Cranberry Cake with Almond-Butter SauceTaste of Home

Cranberry Cake with Almond-Butter Sauce


Make room for this recipe in your collection. Tart cranberries and sweet almond glaze turn this potluck cake into something truly special. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota
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Almond Streusel RollsTaste of Home

Almond Streusel Rolls


Try my prizewinning pastry! These rolls are so popular that they often don't even cool completely before the pan is empty. —Perlene Hoekema, Lynden, Washington
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Vanilla Almond Hot CocoaTaste of Home

Vanilla Almond Hot Cocoa


Treat your family to this comforting, homemade cocoa as you decorate the tree or open holiday gifts. Vanilla and almond extracts make it taste even more special. —Vicki Holloway, Joelton, Tennessee
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Honey Almond ButterTaste of Home

Honey Almond Butter


To me, nothing tastes better than a warm homemade muffin right from the oven and topped with this yummy flavored butter. It's also wonderful on toast, quick breads and biscuits. —Pat Hockett, Ocala, Florida
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Chocolate Almond Silk PieTaste of Home

Chocolate Almond Silk Pie


This pie recipe is one I clipped years ago that became a big hit with my husband and three daughters. I've been baking since I was 9 years old. Back then, my friends and I would get together on Saturdays to bake chocolate chip cookies—but we liked the dough so much we ate lots of it raw! Of all the cooking I do today, I think I still enjoy baking best. —Diane Larson, Roland, Iowa
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Almond Cherry CobblerTaste of Home

Almond Cherry Cobbler


This bubbling cherry cobbler is one of my favorite dishes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. —Melissa Wagner, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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Raspberry-Almond Jelly RollTaste of Home

Raspberry-Almond Jelly Roll


With a whipped cream, almond and raspberry filling, the lovely swirled slices taste as good as they look. —Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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Cherry-Almond Streusel TartTaste of Home

Cherry-Almond Streusel Tart


Brimming with fresh cherries and topped with a crunchy streusel, this tempting tart is a great way to end dinner on a sweet note. It's elegant, tastes delicious, and is so easy to make. —Marion Lee, Mount Hope, Ontario
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Cherry Almond SnowdropsTaste of Home

Cherry Almond Snowdrops


As soon as I was old enough, I helped make these distinctive almond cookies. You can freeze the dough, so they’re perfect for the busy holidays. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Cherry-Almond Coffee CakeTaste of Home

Cherry-Almond Coffee Cake


Every Christmas morning, I bake a coffee cake that's rich and creamy like a cheesecake. My family loves cherries on top, but make it yours with any kind of fruit preserves. —Sue Torn, Germantown, WI
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Almond MacaroonsTaste of Home

Almond Macaroons


These almond macaroons have a wonderful texture, chewy inside and crisp outside. The milk chocolate drizzle dresses them up—everyone loves them! And they’re so easy: With only six ingredients, you can whip them up at the last minute. —Deena Dillion, Ossian, Indiana
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Almond Raspberry TorteTaste of Home

Almond Raspberry Torte


This gorgeous torte looks and tastes like it came from a gourmet shop. Guests have a hard time believing it’s a homemade dessert!
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Mango Almond Icebox CakeTaste of Home

Mango Almond Icebox Cake


This recipe was inspired by my friend who asked me to make a mango cake. It's easy to prepare, refreshing, light, and tastes absolutely fantastic. Strawberries can be used as well. —Rachel Simoneau, Danbury, Connecticut
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Swedish Almond RusksTaste of Home

Swedish Almond Rusks


Not too sweet, these nutty, crunchy cookies go well with a cup of hot coffee...and travel well in care packages, too!
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Almond Espresso BarsTaste of Home

Almond Espresso Bars


If you like coffee, you'll love these mocha morsels dressed up with toasted almonds. Save a few bars for afternoon snacktime or even breakfast, too. —Taire Van Scoy, Brunswick, Maryland

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