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    Easy Marzipan, in some form or another, has been in existence for almost a thousand years—likely even longer. Its history is long and convoluted, but in One Thousand and One Nights there is mention of almond paste eaten as a treat, and by the 15th century it was widely documented as a popular indulgence. In fact, according to our hero, food science savant Harold McGee, Leo da Vinci even got into the marzipan-sculpting game (and lamented the philistines who unhesitatingly devoured his little works of art). These days it's mostly associated with rock-hard models of fruit, but if you've ever tried those and aren't a fan, we urge you to make a batch of your own. Fresh marzipan has a lovely delicate flavor and light texture, and is wonderful dipped in dark chocolate. Of course, if you want to get all arts-n-craftsy on what is basically delicious modeling clay, be our guest. (Leo would approve.)

    Ingredients

    • 3 cups (24 ounces/685 g) almond paste
    • 2 1/2 cups (300 g) confectioners' sugar, plus extra if needed
    • 1 tablespoon (15 g) kirsch or other brandy (see Note), plus extra if needed
    • Stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or a clean work surface (if using your hands)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2626 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 108 g 166.16%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 48%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 47 mg 1.97%
    • Calcium: 512 mg 51.21%
    • Potassium: 3 mg 0.09%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 26.58%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 378 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 19 g 76.98%
    • Sugar: 339 g
    • Protein: 48 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 0%
    • Vitamin C 0.17%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat21
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs25
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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