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Apr 2, 2012 06:57 PM

KP almond paste?

A log time ago, it seems almond crescents were available for Pesach. I believe they were made with almond paste. Last year I looked all over NYC/NJ for them to no avail. Anyone know who has them or even a recipe?

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  1. You can make your own almond paste. This is one possible version:

    Almond Paste


    1.5 c. blanched almonds
    1.5 c. confectioners’ sugar
    1 egg white
    1.5 tsp. almond extract
    .25 tsp. salt

    Place almonds in a food processor; cover and process until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar, egg white, extract and salt; cover and process until smooth.
    Makes 1.5 c.

    You can use "Passover confectioners' sugar" and just skip the almond extract, unless you have a Pesach version. I might also consider substituting a little KFP brandy, but it's not necessary.

    These are some other options:

    1. This year I found delicious KP Almond Crescents, with the tips dipped in chocolate. They are made by Bite Wise in Brooklyn. I bought them in Harolds II in Paramus, NJ. Not cheap, but delicious. There are 9 crescents and I'm "rationing them" so that they last. Ingredients are simple, and they could probably be made at home, but I didn't have a recipe. FYI - they are made of Almonds, Sugar, Eggs, Macaroon Paste (which I take to be almond paste?), Chocolate, Baking Powder, and Vanilla Extract. I hope that I find these every year!

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      1. re: barbgail61

        You might want to try this recipe.

        It's not a KLP recipe but it's fairly easy to make and you won't have to wait until next year to enjoy them.

        1. re: rockycat

          Thank you Rockycat. The recipe for non KLP almond horns looks easy and I will try this sometime. Other recipes on the website look good too, like the macaroons which looks very easy. Thanks again.