*To toast almonds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Do not use a pan that is less than 2 1/4 inches deep.
Almond paste is a mixture of blanched ground almonds, sugar, liquid and sometimes almond extract. It is available in cans or tubes near the baking ingredients.
If you own an insulated carrying case for a 13x9-inch baking dish, you can use the carrying case to take this chilled dessert to a family potluck.