Elevate Your Eats: Creative Uses for Leftover Frangipane

Have you ever made a frangipane tart, only for the pastry shells to rise too much and overflow the ramekins or for your guests to enjoy their breakfasts even more than usual?

Don’t worry, there are plenty of things you can make with leftover frangipane.

There are many, many delicious fillings that can be made using frangipane.

Frangipane is basically an almond paste mixed with sugar and eggs; it’s an ideal basis for a sweet or savory filling.

Sweet Fillings

Some examples of sweet fillings you could make include:  pastry cream (crème pâtissière), chocolate and raspberry ganache tart, pear tart, apple tart, and even fruit curd.

The possibilities really are endless when it comes to making your own recipes with leftover frangipane.

Be sure to check out Chowhound’s variety of pastry cream recipes for inspiration.

If you’re feeling particular, why not try creating your own tartlet recipe?

You could make any number of sweet and savory tarts using the leftover frangipane.

Why not try something like a mini peach frangipane tart with ginger pastry cream, for example?


Savory Fillings

If you’re tired of eating fruit and chocolate pastries filled with frangipane, then it might be time to create some new savory recipes.

Leftover frangipane makes a great base for both creamy and chunky filling; just add cheese, meat, or vegetables as desired.

One popular Romanian dish is Ceapă de Pască (a type of shepherd’s pie) which consists of leftover Shepherds Pie where mashed potato is substituted with mashed sweet potatoes, topped with leftover frangipane.

Frangipane Paste

There are also many possibilities when it comes to texture.

You could make a smooth and chunky frangipane paste or even add breadcrumbs for a different kind of filling.

Just remember that the more ingredients you add, the less like frangipane your recipe will become.

If you’re using savory ingredients such as meat or vegetables, be sure to keep the amount of sugar in your recipe to a minimum.

Some examples of different recipes include spinach and cheese tart (example recipe), baked pepper and tomato casserole, and apple and cranberry strudel.

Freeze It

Leftover frangipane can be kept in the fridge for up to three days or frozen for up to two months.

However, once you’ve added ingredients such as meat or vegetables, it’s best to use your leftover frangipane within 24 hours if possible.

What is frangipane used for?

Frangipane is a mixture of ground almonds, sugar, and eggs made into a paste that can be used to fill pastries.

One of the most popular uses for frangipane is in fruit tarts, such as apple or peach pies.

It can also be used in other types of desserts including chocolate cakes.

How much frangipane do you need per fruit tart?

It depends on the size of the tart.

However, it’s generally agreed upon that 2 cups of almond meal will suffice for 8-inch tarts with about 3/4 – 1 inch depth when pressed into the shell.

This amount will provide enough filling to nearly fill two large tarts or four more modest tarts.

How long can you keep frangipane in the fridge?

You can keep homemade frangipane in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for about 8 weeks.

Can I freeze frangipane?

Yes, you can freeze frangipane for up to 2 months.

But it is best to let it come to room temperature before using it.

You can also freeze tart shells before filling them with frangipane and fruit.

How do you store baked frangipane?

Frangipane filling can be stored in the fridge for a few days or frozen for a longer period of time.

Be sure to thaw it before using it.

Can you freeze cooked frangipane tart?

Yes, you can freeze the pastry-lined tart.

Cover it with cling film.

It will keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

You can also finish making the tart, then put it in the freezer which will keep it for 2 months.

Should frangipane be kept in the fridge?

Yes, the frangipane should be kept in the fridge.

It can stay for up to 24 hours if it is wrapped in cling film or 1 hour if it is inside of a tart.

If you have already made the tart, you should keep it in the fridge for up to 1 month by wrapping it and freezing it.

Do you refrigerate frangipane tart?

Yes, you can store leftovers in the fridge for about 3 days.

It is best served at room temperature, cold, or warmed up.

What’s the difference between frangipane and marzipan?

Marzipan is a type of sweet almond paste that bakers use in cakes, like German stollen, or after they roll it out.

Frangipane is a variation of soft, spreadable custard that bakers often use in tarts and puff pastries.

What is frangipane made of?

Frangipane is made of almonds that are finely ground.

It is also called almond cream and it tastes like pie.

It’s never consumed raw because it has raw eggs in it and people should not eat those things uncooked.

How do I know when frangipane is cooked?

Just bake it for about 35 to 40 minutes and it will be done.

Why is it called frangipane tart?

It is called frangipane tart because someone in the past thought about it.

It tastes like almond custard, which is used to make it.

A person who lived in the 1600s was the first one to do this, and his name was “Marquis Muzio Frangipani”.

People in France liked what he did and made their own recipe for it.

How do you make James Martin frangipane?

To make the filling, mix butter and sugar until white and fluffy.

Add almonds and eggs.

Stir to combine.

Spoon into the pastry case.

Top with pears and bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit (to make sure it bakes well).

Remove from oven and pour Armagnac over top of the dish, then serve at room temperature with cream on top.

What is frangipane used for?

Frangipane is a cream that you can use for tarts and other foods.

It has eggs in it, so it should be baked.

Frangipane is not the same as marzipan or almond paste.

It tastes great and smells like almonds.

Can I use marzipan instead of frangipane?

Yes, you can use marzipan as a substitute for the frangipane.

Just remember to reduce the sugar in the recipe, since marzipan is already sweetened.

Additionally, you will need eggs, butter, and some flour.

Marzipan can be used in many recipes.


Frangipane is a versatile ingredient that can be used in many different ways.

By following the recipes I’ve shared, you can use up every last bit of your frangipane and put it to good use.

Whether you want to make a tart, cookies, or even ice cream, there’s something for everyone here.

Have you tried any of these recipes?

Let me know.

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Tamara Pierce

Tamara Pierce is a food writer at Elapasony, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines and sharing recipes and food experiences. From trendy restaurants to local hotspots, she's always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors.

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