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Almond Desserts Sound Boring, But These 58 Recipes Beg To Differ

Make macaroons. Make pie. Make a fancy cookie. Make chocolate bark. Make it all with almonds.
08/13/2013 09:13am ET | Updated August 13, 2014

Almonds are technically a fruit. And technically, fruit belongs in dessert. Enter these 58 delectable almond-infused dessert creations that'll satisfy -- really -- any sweet tooth.

The nut is wildly versatile: It can be ground into meal to make pie crust and crumble. It can be transformed into dairy-free milk or a creamy, divine butter. It pairs perfectly with chocolate and, in its natural form, presents a welcomed crunchy texture. Let's hear it -- 58 times -- for the exceptional almond.

1
Almond Joy Magic Pie
The Domestic Rebel
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2
French Almond Cookie Cake With Apricot Cream Cheese Glaze
Averie Cooks
3
Bourbon Caramel Almond Butter Cups
Minimalist Baker
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4
Almond Macarons Filled With Nutella
Brown Eyed Baker
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5
Mississippi Mud Brownies
Bev Cooks
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6
Almond Persimmon Cream Cheese Tart
James Ransom/Food52
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7
Flourless Lemon Almond Cake
Simply Recipes
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8
Roasted Almonds & Sea Salt Chocolate Bark
whatever's left
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9
Maple Almond Butter Cookies
Texanerin
10
Tangerine And Almond Shortbread Tart
Sarah Schatz
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11
Banana Almond Meal Muffins
Minimalist Baker
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12
Chocolate Almond Cake
Completely Delicious
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13
Toasted Almond Almond And Candied Cherry Ice Crea
Brown Eyed Baker
14
Baklava
How Sweet It Is
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15
Strawberry Short-Shake
A Spicy Perspective
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16
Paleo Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
The Earthen Table
17
Almond Brittle Garnish With Sea Salt
FrancesRenHuang
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18
Mocha Almond Fudge Cookies
How Sweet It Is
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19
Almond Green Tea Cupcakes
Pass The Sushi
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20
Dark Chocolate Macaroon Toasted Almond Butter
How Sweet It Is
21
Vanilla Bean, Honey and Almond Ice Cream
Bev Cooks
22
Cinnamon Chai Cream Pie
Pass the Sushi
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23
Pear, Almond And Maple Loaf
foodfanatic
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24
Almond Joy Tarts
Completely Delicious
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25
Muchas Leches Cake With Sugared Almonds
Annie's Eats
26
Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti
Pass The Sushi
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27
Strawberry Almond Cream Tart
Strawberry Almond Cream Tart
Get the Strawberry Almond Cream Tart recipe by Steamy Kitchen
28
Toasted Almond Fudge Ice Cream
Brown Eyed Baker
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29
Butterscotch Chip Oatmeal Cake
Pass the Sushi
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30
Fudge Rocky Road Bars
Pip & Ebby
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31
Baklava Cups
Gimme Some Oven
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32
Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes With Almond Buttercream
Around My Family Table
33
Peach Almond Crisp With Gingersnap
Around My Family Table
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34
Grilled Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Pomegranate Sandwich
Minimalist Baker
35
Gluten-Free Almond Meal Cookies With Chocolate Chips & Coconut
Minimalist Baker
36
Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Roasted Almond, Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Bites
Half Baked Harvest
37
Coffee Roasted Almond & Toasted Coconut Dark Chocolate Bark
Half Baked Harvest
38
Cherry Almond Amaretto Ice Cream Cake
Life Love And Sugar
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39
Rosewater Almond Macaroons
Little Miss Celebration
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40
Raspberry Cardamom Almond Tarts
Two Red Bowls/Adventures In Cooking
41
Coconut Rose Almond Cake With Buttercream Frosting
Adventures In Cooking
42
Salted Almond Flourless Chocolate Cake With Violets
Adventures In Cooking
43
Almond Custard Pie With Lavender Syrup
Adventures In Cooking
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44
Lavender White Chocolate Almond Truffles
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45
Orange Almond Cake With Orange Blossom Buttercream
Adventures In Baking
46
Gluten-Free Date, Fig & Almond Cake With Sea Salt
47
Pear Almond Galette
The Faux Martha
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48
Almond Tarts
The Faux Martha
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49
Almond Lace Cookies
Brown Eyed Baker
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50
Gold Cookie Pops
The Faux Martha
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51
Chewy Almond Raspberry Cookies
Completely Delicious
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52
Thin Mint Almond Cake Parfaits
Corina Nielsen
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53
Nutella Almond Muddy Buddies
Something Swanky
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54
Fig & Almond Cheese Cake With Amaretto Creme Anglaise
Brown Eyed Baker
55
Sour Cream Almond Pound Cake
Blooming On Bainbridge
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56
Almondy Almond Butter Cookies
Gluten-Free Goddess
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57
Almond English Toffee
Oh Bite It
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58
Bird's Nest Macaroons
The Faux Martha
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