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Turrón: Egg Whites, Honey and Almonds Dessert from Spain

After the dinner plates were cleared at the neighbor’s house on  Saturday night, Joaquin brought out a magnificent circular platter of Turrón.  His mother had sent  the assortment from Spain.  It was a Christmas gift but fortunately for us it arrived in late January.  There’s also marzipan with chocolate and a pineapple nougat on the plate, too.  Sweet and a perfect finish.  The area in focus is small, but you get the idea of the presentation.  I should have photographed it afterward as it was about empty! Yum.

A Different Dessert

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Egg whites
and loaded with almonds.
This version hard.
The Italian I ate at Christmas was soft.

Turrón dates back to at least the 15th century according to wikipedia.

Delicious confection filled with almonds.

10 responses

  1. Rob

    Looks delicious. It isn’t a pie but sort of “shaped” like one. I think I would still eat some of this for sure.


    February 1, 2011 at 5:55 am

  2. Kristin

    Beautiful! How soon we forget all the different sweets we try in other countries. Looks delicious.


    February 1, 2011 at 6:03 am

  3. Sue reinfeld



    February 1, 2011 at 6:23 am

  4. laura

    mmmmm…looks good


    February 1, 2011 at 7:00 am

  5. Piraino

    And how is it those Spanish women are so thin?


    February 1, 2011 at 7:37 am

  6. Kay Comini

    Beautiful presentation; and the plate is pretty too.


    February 1, 2011 at 7:47 am

  7. Marlene

    Wow….I would not know which one to try first.


    February 1, 2011 at 8:56 am

  8. Toni

    Similar to the Italian – Torrone – we get in the little boxes at Christmas time in any Italian grocery store. I like the soft ones – the hard ones hurt my teeth. The little boxes have pictures of people on them – we used to have fun with the boxes when I was little. But the soft nougat is so good, and that was – and still is – the best part!!


    February 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

  9. erica

    Ruth: you definitely have perfect neighbors, the neighbors you so RICHLY DESERVE, who love wonderful food, beautiful tables, and ARE themselves neighborly!!! Thanks for sharing! And delicacies of another culture …. sharing food and peace!


    February 1, 2011 at 11:44 am

  10. Aida Bergman

    That looks absolutely delicious…especially with a cup of strong coffee!
    Also is a very pretty plate.


    February 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm

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