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Homemade marzipan can be a bit tricky at first, but the flavor is worth the effort.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond marzipan, almond marzipan recipe, how to make marzipan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 35 ounces
Calories 116 kcal
Author Janet Barton


  • 15 oz almonds, whole, untoasted 430 g
  • 12 oz sugar 340 g
  • 4 oz water 120 g
  • 4 oz glucose syrup (I used corn syrup) 120 g


  1. Place almonds in a bowl and cover with boiling water.  Allow to soak for 5 minutes.  Pinch almonds between fingers to remove skins.  Place blanched almonds in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade.  Pulse until the size of oatmeal.  Set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, water and corn syrup in a sauce pan.  Cook to 245 degrees F/118 C.  Pour hot syrup over chopped nuts.  Spread out onto an oiled marble slab and cool to room temperature.
  3. Place 1/4 of the cooled nut mixture back into the food processor and process until smooth.  Repeat with remaining mixture.  Once all of the nut mixture has been ground and is smooth, place all of the marzipan into the food processor and mix together until smooth.
  4. Wrap marzipan in plastic wrap until later use.
  5. Makes approx. 35 oz
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.