Turrón de Guirlache Recipe - Cariñena

Turrón de Guirlache Recipe

Today the celebrated Turrón de Guirlache (Nougat Turrón) is now enjoyed everywhere in Spain, however, it was originally created for the enjoyment of Aragón royalty. This sweet dessert is made from just two simple ingredients: caramel and almonds. This is a decadent treat for cold winter nights, best enjoyed in front of a cozy fire. Recipe courtesy of Horchatería y Turrones Sirvent.


  • 200 grams sugar
  • Spoonful of lemon juice
  • 50 grams honey
  • 200 grams raw almonds
  • A little scoop of sesame seeds


  • Step 1: Toast the almonds, best to use almonds without the skin. Otherwise, be sure to take the skins off after roasting.
  • Step 2: Put the sugar, lemon, honey, and sesame seeds in a medium pot over low heat. Using a wooden spoon, slowly mix all of the ingredients together. Continue stirring until the liquid becomes a caramel color.
  • Step 3: Mix the toasted, skinless almonds into the caramel. Make sure that all of the almonds are covered in caramel.
  • Step 4: Pour the almond caramel mixture into a square glass or metal dish. Let cool for 2 hours before cutting into squares for serving. Your Turrón de Guirlache is ready to eat!