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30 Desserts for Almond Nuts (...Get It?)

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In her search for sweets for her forthcoming book Genius Desserts, our Creative Director Kristen Miglore has come across two little, really-not-so-bad problems: too many chocolate cakes (see one, two, three) and too many almond desserts (like this, that, and the other).

Whether used whole, blanched, slivered, sliced, or toasted and whether pulverized into flour, paste, or butter, almonds just make desserts that are too good. After all, Kristen's entire cookbook can't be chocolate cakes and almond desserts (even if I'd buy five copies).

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But, ha! This article has no such restrictions! So we give you 30 desserts that use almonds, almond flour, almond paste, or almond butter. (And many have almond extract, too.) Go ahead and call us nuts...

Nuts

Almond Coffee Cake
Almond Coffee Cake
Bee Sting Cake
Bee Sting Cake
Samsa (Almond-Orange Triangles)
Samsa (Almond-Orange Triangles)
Scottish Toffee
Scottish Toffee
Almond Persimmon Cream Cheese Tart
Almond Persimmon Cream Cheese Tart
Torrone Siciliano (Sicilian Almond Brittle)
Torrone Siciliano (Sicilian Almond Brittle)
Lindsey Shere’s Almond Tart
Lindsey Shere’s Almond Tart
Sbrisolona
Sbrisolona
Frozen Vegan Coconut Chocolate Almond Bars
Frozen Vegan Coconut Chocolate Almond Bars
Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake
Rhubarb Almond Crumb Cake
Torta di Mandorle (Italian Almond Tart)
Torta di Mandorle (Italian Almond Tart)
Mary Lincoln’s White Almond Cake
Mary Lincoln’s White Almond Cake

Flour/Meal

Chocolate Torte with Almonds and Sea Salt
Chocolate Torte with Almonds and Sea Salt
Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
Almond Thumbprint Cookies with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt
Grape, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake
Grape, Almond, and Olive Oil Cake
Flourless Almond & Coconut Cake
Flourless Almond & Coconut Cake
Almond Cake with Orange-Flower Water Syrup
Almond Cake with Orange-Flower Water Syrup
Figgy Almond Macaroons
Figgy Almond Macaroons

Paste

Bear Claws
Bear Claws
Pear and Almond Cake
Pear and Almond Cake
Apple-Almond Cake (Apfel-Marzipan-Kuchen)
Apple-Almond Cake (Apfel-Marzipan-Kuchen)
Chocolate Almond Banana Bread
Chocolate Almond Banana Bread
Cherry-Almond Danish
Cherry-Almond Danish
The Almond Lover's Chocolate Chip Cookie
The Almond Lover's Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chocolate-Almond Giant Cinnamon Bun Cake
Chocolate-Almond Giant Cinnamon Bun Cake
Almond Apple Pie
Almond Apple Pie

Butter

Chocolate-Covered Almond Halvah
Chocolate-Covered Almond Halvah
Crunchy Almond Butter Meringue with Berries and Cream
Crunchy Almond Butter Meringue with Berries and Cream
Almond Butter Buckeyes
Almond Butter Buckeyes
Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies
Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Coconut Cookies

What's your favorite nut to use in baking? (Just don't say Brazil nuts. Kidding, kidding.) Tell us in the comments.