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Almond Shells

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  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Almonds 1⁄2 Pound, sliced

Butter eight to ten small tartlette pans.
Set aside.
In the top of a double boiler combine the sugar with the water.
Bring to boil over high heat.
Reduce heat.
Add the lemon juice.
Over medium heat cook until the sugar turns a light amber.
Do not let it get too brown.
Vigorously stir in the almonds.
Remove from heat and place over hot water.
Fill each tartlette section with two tablespoons of the almond mixture.
Dip a small wooden spoon into hot water and press down on the candy to make a flat surface.
When set remove the candies and transfer to a flat tray.
Prepare the second batch the same way until the mixture is all used up.
You can arrange the almond shells on a serving platter with an assortment of other soft candies, chocolates, candied fruits, marzipan or light cookies and serve with ice cream.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2272 Calories from Fat 938

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 112 g172.5%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2.3 mg0.1%

Total Carbohydrates 299 g99.8%

Dietary Fiber 27.7 g110.7%

Sugars 258.7 g

Protein 48 g96.3%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 1.9%

Calcium 60.1% Iron 47%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Almond Shells Recipe