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Old 11-30-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Homemade Almond Paste

My sister gave me a large bag of almonds. She made almond paste and said it is very good.
Has anyone made their own almond paste? What tips do you have?? I would appreciate any comments


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Old 11-30-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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Here is a recipe that does not use eggs in case you want to try something different...


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Old 08-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #3
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bumping this thread up since I had the same question.....

I've downloaded/printed a couple recipes to try.

has anyone actually made it themselves?

It is just way too expensive at the store ($6 for 7 oz). My favorite holiday recipe uses 1 lb per batch and I usually make 3-4 batches. The local Blue Diamond store sells 7 lb cans for $40 (which actually is almost half the price as the grocery stores) but still high for me all at once. Though it does keep in the refrigerator until the next year.

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Old 08-02-2006, 02:00 PM   #4
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I find all the prepared Almond paste I've ever tried way too sweet.

I make my own in my Cuisinart Food Processor...

1 1/2 cups cold water
1 cup blanched almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg white
2 tablespoons unsalted butter @ room temp
1 teaspoon almond extract

1. In a small (1 quart) saucepan, bring the water quickly to a boil. Add the almonds. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 8 minutes. Drain and cool for 15 minutes.
2. In your food processor fitted with the metal blade, process the almonds and sugar until smooth (about 1 1/2 minutes) stopping frequently to scrape the sides of the bowl. Add the egg white, butter and flavoring and process for 1 more minute. Refrigerate until needed.

At holiday time, or if I'm making a bunch of coffee cakes, I can make this 4X at once because I have a 14-cup food processor...
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Old 08-02-2006, 02:22 PM   #5
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thanks chefjune!!

How much does your recipe make?

it's a different recipe from the ones I have; none of them use butter.
guess I'll have to have a recipe testing day!!!
(this is for almond paste and not marzipan, right?)

If I wanted a sweeter version of your recipe, would I just add a bit more sugar? I don't have a problem with the store-bought paste being too sweet. Probably why I like it!

I'm just hoping to get the cost factor down.... blanched almonds will still cost me $6.12/lb at the Blue Diamond store...whereas the paste is only $5.71/lb. (cheaper than the grocery store at $6/7 oz.) Just not sure if 1 lb nuts equals 1 lb paste....

just looked at one of the recipes I had....
calls for 1 lb blanched almonds, 3 T fresh lemon juice, 1 c water and 2 c sugar. says it makes 2 lbs.....
if that's true, I'm thinking it would be cheaper to make it myself, as I would only need 1/2 lbs of nuts for 1 lb of paste.
But does anyone know if that's a fact?
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