Almond paste is made from ground almonds or almond meal. Almond paste is used as a filling in pastries, but it can also be found in chocolates. In commercially manufactured almond paste, ground apricot or peach kernels are sometimes added to keep the cost down.
Almond paste is used as a filling in pastries of many different cultures. It is a chief ingredient of the American bear claw pastry. In Scandinavia almond paste is used extensively, in various pastries and cookies.
Almond paste is the main ingredient of French traditional calisson candy in Aix-en-Provence. It is used as a filling in almond croissants.
The Chinese use almond paste in sweetheart cakes. The sweetheart cake or wife cake is a traditional Chinese pastry made with winter melon and almond paste.
In Turkey, almond paste is traditionally made in Edirne, once the capital of Ottoman Empire. During the Ottoman era of Turkish history, it was a royal delight mostly used in palace. It is now sold at delight shops in Istanbul and Edirne.
Nutritional values per 100 g:
Energy: 575 Kcal
Fat: 49 g
Carbohydrates: 22 g
Fiber: 12 g
Protein: 21 g
roasted, ground almonds.
For direct consumption.
Packaging: 200 g