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Catholic Recipe: Potato Marzipan


  • 1/4 pound potatoes, boiled, grated and chilled
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar
  • 1 pound almond paste
  • Details

  • Yield: 2 pounds candy
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Germany

Also Called: Marzipankartoffel


Mix potatoes, sugar to smooth paste. Add almond paste. Mix until dough becomes firm, smooth. Chill 1 hour in refrigerator. Form marzipan into varied fruits, vegetables, flowers, using food coloring to give real appearance. Dry 5 minutes in oven at 250°. Yield, 2 pounds candy

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
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