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Almond Calissons

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This Almond Calissons is a delicious dessert recipe. Enjoy this deadly combination of almonds and cherries and share with us about your feelings for this Almond Calissons dish!
  Canned almond paste 8 Ounce
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Pound, sifted
  Egg white 1
  Maple blended syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Red food color 10 Drop
  Chopped candied cherries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped toasted almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Place 1 (8-oz.) can almond paste in a large bowl with 1 lb. confectioners sugar, sifted, 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon maple blended syrup.
Knead mixture until it becomes smooth and pliable.
Add 8 to 10 drops red food color and knead well into this marzipan mixture.
The color should be pale pink.
Knead 1/4 cup chopped candied cherries into marzipan, and then 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds.
Divide into 8 equal portions.
Form each portion into a 1/4-inch-thick roll.
Cut each roll into 2-inch lengths.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3081 Calories from Fat 412

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 44 g68.4%

Saturated Fat 5.1 g25.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 288 mg12%

Total Carbohydrates 651 g217.1%

Dietary Fiber 12.1 g48.3%

Sugars 581.4 g

Protein 21 g41.7%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 24.5% Iron 23.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Anonymous's picture
Aren't Calissons supposed to be made of almond paste and candied melon?
Plife30's picture
This is a wonderful example of Americans taking a wonderful french product and murdering it. The equivalent would be covering your cheese souffle in ketchup. Unbelievable disrespect and lack of appreciation.
Almond Calissons Recipe