Turron is a Spanish almond nougat that they make especially for Christmas. And here is a Turron recipe so you and Santa can enjoy this Christmas delight, too!

Nougat in rice paper reminds me of some early Christmases as I didn’t have nougat at any other time than in a box of Christmas treats. It was rare and so much more special accordingly. And this Turron recipe means I can now make it myself – amazing!

Turron ingredients

1kg honey

500g sugar

1.5kg almonds

rind of 1 lemon

2 egg whites

Directions to make Turron

Heat the almonds in the oven

Slowly heat the honey in a saucepan until all its water is gone

Add sugar to the honey and mix

Whisk the egg white until it forms peaks. Gently fold this into the sugar/honey mix.

Stir rapidly for 8 – 10 minutes (less if using an electric beater) then slowly over a low heat until it caramelises.

Add the lemon rind and hot almonds, and mix thoroughly.

Cook for 3 – 5 minutes, but be careful it doesn’t stick.

Line baking trays or moulds with rice paper.

Pour the nougat mix onto the rice paper and leave to set for 2.5 hours. Cut into pieces.

Store the Turron  in airtight containers once it has completely cooled. Yummy!

Leave some out for Santa and use some as Christmas gifts.

Make sure to let us know what you think of this Spanish Christmas treat in the comments.