At times, when baking a pie, I have wanted to put a disc of almond paste between the crust and the filling, only to discover upon opening the tube that the contents are old enough to have dried out. There’s no rancidity - it’s just that I tend to buy things with the intention of using them promptly and next thing you know, a couple of years have passed.
Even grating the cylinder is impossible. Microwaving melts the exterior while the interior is still hard and dry. Does anyone’s sleeve contain a magical fix?