Homemade Almond Paste
This homemade almond paste recipe is super easy and so much better than the stuff you can buy in the store! Learn how to make almond paste today.
Servings Prep Time
1 2/3cup 10minutes
Passive Time
1week
Servings Prep Time
1 2/3cup 10minutes
Passive Time
1week
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Put almonds and sugar into a blender and give it a quick 20 second blend. Make sure you use a blender that can handle blending almonds, this is a heavy mixture so be sure to use a good one.
  2. Add lemon zest and lemon juice (or almond essence and water) and mix until you reach a heavy, sticky mass. Make sure to scrape the sides every now and again while mixing.
  3. Once you’re almond paste is done, tip it over on some clingfilm, shape into a roll or block. Wrap it with clingfilm and keep in the fridge for at least a day before use, preferably a week so the flavors can really blend in together.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.

  • Use lemon zest and lemon juice for more lemon flavor. Use water and almond essence for more almond flavor.
  • When you’re ready to use the almond paste add an egg to it and mix it in till incorporated and creamy. If your recipe already requires to add an egg to almond paste, no extra egg is needed to add, just follow your recipe.
  • Keep the almond paste in the fridge for at least a week.
  • The almond paste can be kept in the freezer, I personally don’t keep it longer than 1 month in the freezer (without egg)
  • You can substitute the almonds for the same amount of almond meal