Homemade Italian Almond Paste Recipe

Friday, July 17, 2015
Almond paste is easier than you think to make.


It's so expensive to buy and we usually wait until the Christmas and Easter holidays to even bake with almond paste.


Now making it at home all homemade, it's so economical, we can make our favorite pastries all year long.


If you haven't tried making it before you will just need a few things before we get started.


A candy thermometer is a must-have to make it right.


Remember to use whole blanched almonds as the skins will make it bitter.


Nothing but the best ingredients.


This recipe makes 3 pounds and well worth the time it takes and if you can't use it all at once, don't worry, it freezes well for 1 year tightly wrapped!


Makes sure you have airtight containers available for storing.


If you need some ideas for using Almond paste, you can mold it into shapes for decorating cakes, it's great in cookies, pies, pastries and perfect for that holiday baking.


Scroll down to print off this easy recipe.





this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.







Vintage Recipe



Almonds originated in the Middle East and later on Europe adapted the paste into fillings and pastries.


Some have written that the first use of the almond paste China and its use during the Ottoman Empire in Turkey is well-documented.


Italians have used it in many cookies, cakes, and this confection is widely used and known for decadent pastries made in Italian bakeries.






how to make homemade almond paste



What is Almond Paste



Almond paste is used as a filling in pastries.


It's made with ground almond and a deliciously sweet filling for cookies, cakes and more.


I have a whole post dedicated to making your own extracts and even cake flour and Irish Creme!


You can check out my tips here check out my ideas on how to make your own recipes like this one.


There are some links to follow for the recipes I use it in at the bottom when you scroll down.


this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.



What's The Difference between Marzipan and Almond Paste?



While they both are made of almonds, marzipan and almond paste are completely different kinds of pastes.


Marzipan is smooth, sweet, and often dyed and molded into shapes.


Almond paste, however, is coarser, less sweet, and used as an ingredient or filling for baked goods.






this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.



Tips:


  • Use a candy thermometer
  • Only buy skinless almonds
  • Wrap homemade almond paste tightly and store in air-tight  containers







Homemade Italian Almond Paste Recipe Pin for later




this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.



Why Make Your Own?



This is economical and almond paste is so easy to make.


There is nothing to making this almond paste and will save you lots of money in the long run for all your recipe needs.



this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.



Ingredients You Will need to Make Homemade Almond Paste

(quantities listed below on the printable recipe card)

  • blanched almonds
  • lemon juice
  • sugar
  • water
  • almond extract







almond paste cookie with pine nuts made using homemade almond paste




Here are some recipes using Almond Paste I Love:




Almond Paste Cookies are my favorite!
Almond Paste Cake
Almond Paste Coffee Cake
Amaretto Mascarpone Cake
Almond Paste Crescents




this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.





Homemade Italian Almond Paste Recipe Pin for later




this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.




Almond Paste



If you ever wanted to learn how to make an almond paste but very skeptical about doing so because you may think it's hard to do, it's much easier than you think!


Not only is almond paste easy to make and economical, but it also tastes so much better freshly made.


I love how it smells, it's really hard not to want to eat it and the mouth-watering confection is the best for all kinds of cookies, pie, pastries and much more!


Seriously, this will also make a great gift for your favorite baker around the holiday season!


Wrap it tightly and put this in with the recipe, label it and in a beautiful sealed pretty tin!









Homemade Italian Almond Paste Recipe

Homemade Italian Almond Paste Recipe

Yield: 3 pounds
Author:
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 45 M
This is how to make Homemade almond paste used in cookies, cakes and Italian pastries. The paste is fragrant with almond and sweet. This can be also molded into shapes for decorating.

ingredients:

  • 1 pound of blanched almonds
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Italian Almond Paste Recipe

  1. Process almonds in the food processor until it looks like cornmeal no chunks.
  2. Add the almond extract and lemon juice, pulse till combined. Place in a heat-safe bowl.
  3. Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan and boil to 240 degrees on your candy thermometer.
  4. Pour this into your bowl of almond and stir gently together careful it's hot! 
  5. Cool until easy to touch.
  6. Place all of this into an electric mixer bowl that has a dough hook attachment and let the mixer knead this dough for around 4 minutes. 
  7. Or if you have a big enough food processor place it all back into that for around 30 to 40 seconds. 
  8. Roll into logs and into storage bags with plastic wrap around it or place it in a glass jar with a lid and stored in the refrigerator for 1 month. 
  9. It makes 3 pounds.
  10. This will last up to a year making them into logs and vacuum sealing them or freeze them wrapping them twice in the plastic wrap than freezer bags. 
  11. Since there isn't anything in it to spoil you can thaw out on your table until room temperature before using.
Calories
297
Fat (grams)
19
Sat. Fat (grams)
9
Carbs (grams)
22
Net carbs
17
Sugar (grams)
23
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Homemade Italian Almond Paste Recipe Pin for later




this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.




Don't Forget To Try my Favorite Almond Paste Cookies!



Oh and my favorite cake recipe using this Almond Paste Recipe is here.




this is a delicious homemade almond paste using freshly ground almond for cookies, pastries and all Italian style recipes using almond paste. It is stored in a mason jar.

2 comments

  1. So - you are amazing. It never would have dawned on me to make my own almond paste. And it's so expensive to buy. Thanks for the nudge.

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  2. Going to print this out and shared your link in my group The Cookbook Junkies!

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