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Hazelnut Macarons
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Drying Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 35 mins

These French macarons make such a beautiful dessert or party favor. The hazelnut, pumpkin, and maple flavors work so well together for fall! (naturally gluten-free)

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: hazelnut macarons
Servings: 36 macarons
Calories: 69 kcal
To Make the Hazelnut Macaron Shells:
  1. Measure the hazelnut flour and powdered sugar into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse the mixture to a fine powder, and sift. Re-process any large bits that remain, and sift again. Discard any large bits that still remain.
  2. Whip the egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt on medium speed until frothy.

  3. Slowly add the granulated sugar (about a teaspoon at a time), while continuing to whip. Once all the sugar has been incorporated, turn the speed up to high and whip until the meringue looks glossy and holds stiff peaks.

  4. Dump all the almond flour mixture into the meringue at once. Fold together until the batter falls from the spoon in one long, continuous ribbon.
  5. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip, and pipe rounds about 1 inch in diameter onto parchment-lined baking sheets.

  6. Slam the baking sheet on the counter to force out any large air bubbles, and allow to dry for 30-45 minutes.

  7. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and bake for 15-16 minutes.

  8. Cool completely on the baking sheet, then peel off and sandwich with Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese Filling.

To Make the Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese Filling:
  1. Place the cream cheese, pumpkin, maple syrup in a large mixing bowl and whip until fluffy.

  2. Add the cinnamon and food coloring, and mix until combined.

  3. Slowly drizzle the cold cream in, with the mixer on medium speed.

  4. When all the cream has been incorporated, turn the mixer up to high speed and whip until stiff peaks form (about 30-45 seconds).

Recipe Notes

Be careful not to over-whip the filling or it could get runny.

©Baking a Moment

Nutrition Facts
Hazelnut Macarons
Amount Per Serving (1 macaron)
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 261IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.