Almond Paste

This Moroccan almond paste recipe is made with only 3 ingredients, is naturally vegan and gluten free, and only takes 20 minutes to make.

  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Pureed
  • Cuisine: Moroccan, Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 2 cups almonds
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp orange blossom water


  1. Peel the almonds. Start by blanching the almonds; adding them to a pot of boiling water for a minute before transferring to an ice bath. From there the peels will pop off easily. Transfer the peeled almonds to a bowl lined with a clean towel to dry.
  2. Process the almonds. Add the peeled almonds to a food processor and pulse until they resemble small, fine crumbs.
  3. Add the sugar. Pulse a few times to combine before adding the orange blossom water. Continue to pulse until a dough like paste forms and gathers into one section of the food processor.
  4. Mold the almond paste. Transfer the paste to a small piece of plastic wrap. Cover the paste with the wrap before rolling it like dough to form a log with your hands. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Keywords: Almond Paste