All questions

Almond paste replacement?

I'm allergic to almonds and a few cake recipes call for almond paste. What can I substitute instead?

asked by midnitechef about 5 years ago
6 answers 7470 views
496e3e21 39ca 4097 9452 893af2b65dbb  port2
added about 5 years ago

Good question! You need something with similar structure to almond paste. Are you allergic to other nuts? Depending on the recipe and your own proclivites, I'd try hazelnut paste (or puree), pistachio paste which is also a great, pure green and very beautiful, chocolate ganache or maybe creme patissiere. It realy depends on the recipe.

F8c5465c 5952 47d4 9558 8116c099e439  dscn2212
boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added about 5 years ago

I'm allergic to nuts as well. What are you making? If it's something whose success depends on the almond paste, I'd find another recipe. If not, leave it out.

97043910 0361 479c bed1 89ab1eecb0e6  claire
added about 5 years ago

I can't eat tree nuts. I can eat peanuts, cashews, chestnuts, and tahini (sesame paste). The almond paste was in a recipe for petite fours, I'm guessing almond is the flavour for the cake.

84baef1b 1614 4c3d a895 e859c9d40bd1  chris in oslo
Greenstuff

Chris is a trusted source on General Cooking

added about 5 years ago

For petits fours, I'd go with chestnut paste. They'll be delicious.

496e3e21 39ca 4097 9452 893af2b65dbb  port2
added about 5 years ago

Chestnut paste will be delicious!

4798a9c2 4c90 45e5 a5be 81bcb1f69c5c  junechamp
ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added about 5 years ago

Another vote for chestnut paste. ;)