Spanish Food: Turron (Nougat confection)

Authentic Spanish Turrón Recipe

Spanish Food Recipes … tasty turrón

What, exactly, is turrón?

Well, it’s a sort of sweet, candy or nougat, made mainly out of almonds and honey, whose origins go back to the sweet-toothed Moorish conquerors of Spain.

Nowadays, it’s recognised very much as Spain’s Christmas-time sweet.

You’ll discover numerous varieties on offer in shops but, basically, there are two main types …

A brittle, hard type of turrón … and a soft one.

Both are delicious – the ideal ending to a celebration meal, accompanied by a small cup of coffee.

Is any one Spanish area particularly well-known for producing turrón?…

Yes, in fact most turrón comes from Alicante Province, where I live – in particular, around Jijona.

Not so long ago, we visited a turrón factory. It was wonderfully clean and well-organized … and the products superb!

Below, you’ll find a simple recipe for home-made turrón, so that you can enjoy it anytime, and not just at Christmas.

In fact, it’s one of the sweet tapas recipes in my Spanish Tapas E-book … along with 299 other amazingly simple tapas recipes. Most of them savory, of course.

But, now for your home-made turrón recipe …

Spanish turrón


Spanish Food Recipes – Turrón Casero


  • 200 gr almonds – roasted, peeled, chopped
  • 200 gr walnuts – peeled, chopped
  • 200 gr peanuts – peeled
  • 400 gr honey
  • 300 gr mixed dried/candied fruits – chopped


  • Place nuts and fruit in electric mixer and mix well.
  • Stir in honey.
  • Place cling film in baking tray, overlapping well at edges.
  • Press mixture firmly into tray with spoon.
  • Cover top with overlapping cling film.
  • Place weight or something heavy on top.
  • Leave for 24-48 hours.
  • Remove weight.
  • Cut into small pieces and serve.



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