Recipe for Calisson d’Aix a Sweet Almond Candy with a Long History
Calisson d’Aix is a specialty candy from Aix en Provence made with almonds, melon and citrus paste. The actual origin of the recipe is most likely from Italy, it’s exact arrival in Provence is uncertain. You can read more about the history of calisson and the traditions that remain to this day here. There are only a few calissoners (makers of) who have the right to call their product “Calisson d’Aix” these members of the l’Union des Fabricants du Calisson d’Aix (UFCA) must adhere to specific standards of production.
The following recipe (previously posted on Ginger and Nutmeg) does not follow the same exacting industry standards, but is a fun “Sunday project” with a sweet result.