substitute for amaretto

is there something I can use to replace a tablespoon of amaretto in a clafouti?

  • Posted by: peach49
  • October 2, 2012
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Any other liqueur will do. If you want to avoid the alcohol, a tablespoon of apple juice. If you're really stuck, a tablespoon of water.

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff October 2, 2012

Almond extract.

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Reiney
Reiney October 2, 2012

Almond extract's a great suggestion - but I wouldn't put a tablespoon in! Just a 1/2 teaspoon or so.

Other liqueurs - Frangelico (hazelnut), Galliano (spiced vanilla), brandy (particularly Calvados). A sweet white wine might also work such as sauternes, moscato, gewurtztraminer - these you could reduce 1/4c down to a tablespoon, and even infuse with a spice such as vanilla, clove, cinnamon or star anise if desired.

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pierino
pierino October 2, 2012

I do like the Frangelico suggestion. About the same alcohol content as amaretto. And yes, my first fall back would be almond extract.

Mark MacDonald
Mark MacDonald February 6, 2016

Was told to make amaretto sour, funny thing was my bar ran out of amaretto... Saved my ass here thanks so much Reiney saved me with the Galliano spiced vanilla substitute, personally I think it gives it a more textured Taste!

peach49
peach49 October 2, 2012

thank you all! great ideas

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amysarah
amysarah October 2, 2012

You don't mention what fruit you're using in your clafoutis, but if it's cherry, kirsch (non-sweet cherry brandy) is classic. If you want a nutty flavor to replace the amaretto, besides the aforementioned Frangelico, Nocello would be a good choice - delicious italian walnut liqueur.

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thebunalsorises
thebunalsorises October 3, 2012

I like Frangelico, it's hazelnut.

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