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Almond Paste

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 500 grams


  • 250g caster sugar

  • 250g ground almonds

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tblsp Cointreau (optional)


  • Sieve the caster sugar and the ground almonds into a mixing bowl.

  • Give the egg and the Cointreau (if using) a quick mix to combine.

  • Add the egg to the sugar and almond mixture.

  • Mix together until a stiff paste is formed.

  • Use immediately or wrap in cling wrap and store in the refrigerator.


Almond paste may be kept in the freezer for up to 6 months. Bring back to room temperature before using.