European-Style Marzipan


  • 1 cup blanched whole almonds or 1 1/3 cups slivered almonds
  • 1 1/3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract or rose water
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 slightly beaten egg white


  1. Place almonds in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until ground.
  2. In a mixer bowl combine the ground almonds, the 1 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar, almond extract or rose water and 2 tablespoons water. Beat with electric mixer until the mixture forms a ball.
  3. Gradually add the 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar, beating until combined.
  4. Stir in enough egg white (about 1 tablespoon) to form a clay-like mixture. Tint with food coloring, if desired.
  5. Mold or shape the marzipan as desired, using about 2 teaspoons marzipan for each shape.

Makes 2 cups mixture.