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4.55 from 11 votes

My favorite Almond Paste

Always have fresh almond paste on hand with easy to make almond paste in just minutes with a food processor and 5 ingredients.  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish
Keyword Almond paste, almond paste from scratch, homemade almond paste
Author Janet Barton


  • 2 cups blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract


  1. In a food processor, process the almonds and sugar until powdery, about 1 minute. Add the egg whites, butter and extract. Process until the mixture forms a ball. 

  2. Wrap in almond paste in plastic wrap and refrigerate. The paste will last in a refrigerator for at least a month and forever if frozen. (I'm not really sure if it lasts forever, but it lasts a long time).