3 1/4 C. blanched almonds 1/3 + 1/4 C. water 1/4 C. honey 1 1/4 C. sugar 1/4 C. amaretto liquor 1/4 C. butter, cubed
In blender, process almonds to a course grind. Boil water, honey and sugar and pour hot syrup into ground almonds. Process 5 minutes and add amaretto. Process another 5 minutes and add butter and blend. Divide almond paste into 1 cup servings. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill. Can be frozen for up to 3 months. Makes 4 cups.
(For raw almonds, bring 1 qt. water to a boil. Add raw almonds and boil exactly 1 minute. Drain, pop skins off by rolling in a kitchen towel.