Almond Cream

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Baking

Baking

By James Peterson

Published 2009

  • About

Almond cream is not almond paste. Almond cream is a mixture of eggs, butter, and almond flour or ground almonds—made from sweet, not bitter, almonds—while almond paste contains some bitter almonds to give it its distinctive flavor. Almond cream is often used to line tart shells for both cooked and raw fruit tarts. When almond cream is combined with pastry cream it becomes frangipane, which is lighter than almond cream and preferred by some bakers for lining tarts (see