Homemade marzipan thins

Edible gift recipe for 4 - 8 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has ground almond, golden caster sugar, egg, almond, icing mix, lemon juice and crystallised fruit.

Homemade marzipan thins

Homemade marzipan thins

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Edible gift

4 - 8

Prep time

25 mins


  • Egg: 1 egg, beaten
  • Lemon Juice: 2 - 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • Almond: few drops almond essence
  • Ground Almond: 200g pack ground almond
  • Golden Caster Sugar: 200g golden caster sugar
  • Icing Mix: 175g royal icing mix
  • Crystallised Fruit: small crystallised fruits, to decorate


  1. Make the marzipan: mix the almonds and sugars until well combined. Add the egg and almond essence and mix to a stiff paste, using your hands to press the mixture together. Knead the marzipan briefly on a surface dusted with icing sugar, then roll out to a thickness of about 1cm.
  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment, then carefully set marzipan on top. Leave to set for 1 hr. Beat royal icing and lemon juice together, then spread evenly over the marzipan. Leave to dry overnight.
  3. Cut the iced marzipan with small cutters and press a piece of crystallised fruit into the centre of each. Pack into boxes interleaved with baking parchment.