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Homemade Almond Paste

When a recipe she wanted to try called for almond paste, Anne Keenan of Nevada City, California decided to make her own. "It saves the expense of the store-bought kind," she says, "and results in a lighter baked product."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups


  • 1-1/2 cups blanched almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place almonds in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar, egg white, extract and salt; cover and process until smooth.
  • Divide almond paste into 1/2-cup portions; place in airtight containers. Refrigerate for up to 1 month or freeze for up to 3 months.
Nutrition Facts
1 tablespoon: 84 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • karinw64
    Jan 5, 2020

    Good recipe. I used almond flour instead of the almonds. It works the same.

  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Dec 22, 2019

    I was making a recipe that needed almond paste. This recipe was easy to make and turned out like the picture. This is the first I've ever used almond paste and was pleased with the results.

  • noagladys
    Feb 19, 2018

    Very delicious and easy to make recipe . I made this last December for a cake decoration I went to a few stores couldn’t find any , online is a little price so I decided to make it and like I said delicious I truly recomend this . I’m making more for a cake I’m making for my boss this week . Thanks for share this recipe

  • Katrina
    Feb 2, 2018

    I needed almond paste to make galette des rois in the US which required half cup of almond paste. Went to 2 stores. First didn't have it. 2nd one cost an arm and a leg. This recipe is delicious and easy. I've returned to it time and again. Finally felt the need to give it a 5-star review cause it deserves one.

  • GeeGee2014
    Sep 17, 2016

    I went to buy the almond paste at the store. They didn't have it. I loved this recipe. It was so easy. I didn't have a food processor so I used my blender. It worked out just fine. This almond paste was added to my peach cobbler. It was very wonderful.

  • embth
    Mar 26, 2015

    I priced almond paste at the grocery store and read the ingredients….more sugar than almonds and very expensive. This recipe worked wonderfully and quickly. I used whole almonds, not blanched since the whiteness of the paste was not important for my baking project. (topping for a Colomba di Pasqua sweet bread) Thanks so much for this recipe. It is a real money saver for me.

  • blkittle
    Aug 10, 2014

    I've never used Almond Paste , just heard the name of it. I Love almonds and eat them every day. Can this be used as a spread on toast. Or is Almond Paste basically used as an ingredient in other recipes, such as desserts ?

  • lanney
    Mar 12, 2012

    i do alot of recipes and one thing i dont have is a food processor what do you do when it calls for one for the recipes

  • kstepan
    Feb 17, 2010

    No comment left

  • velda204
    Jul 30, 2009

    Would Ms. Childs risk this Bear Claw thing? I think not. I'd love to sit down and have some tho.Velda