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Almond paste, filling or marzipan?

post #1 of 6
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Hi,

I am making a recipe calling for almond paste. I went to the store and all they had was marzipan, which I know is similar but not exactly the same. While reading about the two I came across a tip from someone who suggested using almond filling, which I have never heard of.

My questions are, can I use marzipan in place of paste or, should I try to find almond filling, and, what the heck is almond filling??

Thanks:chef:

M
post #2 of 6
Almond filling is made out of almond paste. Marzipan has a heck of a lot more sugar .almond paste has almost none Go to your supermarket bakery and ask if you can buy some it comes in #10 cans. :lips:
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post #3 of 6
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Great info. Thanks.

I guess I'll be using almond paste then. I don't want too much sugar.
post #4 of 6
If you can't find almond paste locally, kingarthurflour.com carries it as well as marizpan and almond filling.
post #5 of 6
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Thank you.

I managed to find paste, or what I think is paste as it was labeled like that in the store.
I was under the impression that paste came in a can but the stuff I found is in a brick. Hopefully it's the right stuff.

Thanks again for the info.
post #6 of 6
Retail it comes in square or brick, wholesale comes in can(1 brand is MANTZER)
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