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
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 15 min.
Makes1-1/3 cups (13 ounces)
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1/2 ounce-weight: 83 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as Almond Paste in Country Woman March/April 1998