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Mexican Almond Cheese

  Blanched almonds 1 Pound
  Vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 2
  Egg yolks 7 , lightly beaten
  Sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Eating apples/Pears 8 Small

Grind the almonds well and mix with vanilla, egg whites, and yolks to make a paste.
Boil the sugar with the water until it reaches the soft-ball stage (236°F. on candy thermometer).
Remove from heat and combine with ground almond-egg paste.
Cook this mixture over a very low flame, stirring constantly, until bottom of the pan can be seen in the wake of the spoon.
Remove from the fire and beat into a paste.
Line a 1-quart mold with waxed paper and pour in mixture.
Let cool, remove from mold, remove the paper, and dust with ground cinnamon until cheese is covered completely.
Cut into small wedges when serving and accompany with apples€”or with pears, if preferred.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4794 Calories from Fat 2185

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 259 g398.4%

Saturated Fat 27.9 g139.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1295.6 mg431.9%

Sodium 282.6 mg11.8%

Total Carbohydrates 558 g186%

Dietary Fiber 67.7 g270.8%

Sugars 457.3 g

Protein 125 g249.4%

Vitamin A 39.7% Vitamin C 61.5%

Calcium 119.7% Iron 116.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mexican Almond Cheese Recipe