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Homemade Almond Paste

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling

Makes

1-1/2 cups

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."

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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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