DIY Almond Paste

Recipe by PJ Hamel

You can find packaged almond paste in the baking aisle at most grocery stores. But with some almond flour and a few other pantry staples, do-it-yourself (DIY) almond paste is just 5 minutes away. Follow the simple steps below, and you'll quickly decide you never need to buy almond paste again!

5 mins
5 mins
about 1 1/2 cups (375g)
DIY Almond Paste


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  1. Combine the almond flour and confectioners' sugar in the work bowl of a food processor or in the bowl of a stand mixer. Process or mix to blend briefly, just to combine.

  2. Add the egg white, salt, and almond extract, processing or mixing until the mixture comes together and forms a malleable ball.

  3. Remove the almond paste from the processor or mixer, scraping any residue from the sides of the bowl.

  4. Shape the paste into a log or round. Double wrap it in plastic and refrigerate until ready to use. 

  5. Store almond paste, tightly wrapped, for up to 1 month in the refrigerator, or up to 3 months in the freezer.