Lemon Marzipan


Preparation info
  • Makes about

    20 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Sephardic Flavors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 2000

  • About

Marzipan is a favorite Passover sweet, and this recipe is from the Jewish community of Volos, in Greece. The Greeks seem to add lemon juice to nearly everything, and they also don’t discard the peels, instead saving them for confections, as this recipe illustrates. The origins of marzipan have long been debated, but the most widely accepted theory is that it was brought to Spain by the Arabs. Yet, marzipan also has been associated with Saint Mark’s bread, the panis martis, or March b