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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.