How to Make Frangipane (Almond Cream)
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How to Make Frangipane (Almond Cream)

Frangipane is an almond cream that is used as a baked filling for tarts, croissants, and as a component of a French breakfast pastry called bostock. It is incredibly easy to make in just one bowl with common ingredients!


Once cooked, it has a velvety texture – soft but set in place (similar to a ricotta cheesecake).

Bakewell Tart

To make frangipane, you’ll need butter, sugar, almond meal, egg, vanilla, all-purpose flour, and salt. If you don’t have almond meal (also called almond flour), you can make your own by grinding almonds in a food processor.

Because it contains uncooked egg, always bake frangipane before eating it. It is not meant to be eaten raw.

Frangipane lasts for up to a week in the refrigerator, so you can prepare it in advance and use it when you are ready to make your pastries. I like to use it in my bakewell tart and I save a little extra to make bostock with.

Spreading frangipane


You can experiment with making something similar to frangipane using different types of nuts. I’ve made it with pistachios and it was unique and delicious!

Unique Uses

Other than the uses listed above, you can also use frangipane as a filling for cookies such as thumbprints or hamantashen. Or, spread it on bar cookies like the blueberry and frangipane bars from Honest Cooking.

I’ve also seen almond cream used in a galette with the addition of some jam and I love that idea!

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An easy recipe for frangipane (almond cream) to use in tarts, croissants, and other pastries.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword almond cream, frangipane
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 187kcal
Author Stef


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup almond meal also called almond flour
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Using an electric mixer, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in almond meal until fully combined.
  • Mix in eggs until fully combined.
  • Mix in vanilla, flour, and salt until just combined.
  • Use in your favorite recipe or refrigerate until ready to use, up to one week.


Makes about two cups of frangipane - enough for one 11" tart.
If you don't have almond meal, you can make your own by grinding almonds in a food processor.


Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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