Almond Slices

In: Sweet Snacks

  Cooking temperature: 180°C

Makes/Serves: slices


  • 1 batch Sweet Pastry
  • 175 g Unsalted Butter
  • 175 g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 200 g Ground Almonds
  • 40 g Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Essence
  • 100 g Glace Cherries
  • 50 g Sultanas
  • 8 teaspoons Jam


  1. I use a large tray (32x19cm). First make the pastry and line the tray with it. Refrigerate while you make the rest.
  2. Put the butter, sugar and eggs into the food processor and mix.
  3. Add the almonds, flour and almond extract and mix again. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and make sure it's all mixed in.
  4. Retrieve the tray with the pastry on it. Spread a layer of jam and then scatter the dried fruit over.
  5. Dollop the almond mixture on next and carefully spread it out. Be careful the fruit doesn't try and lift out and mix in - you want layers.
  6. You can optionally sprinkle some flaked almonds or a layer of caster sugar on the top.
  7. Bake at 190°C for 40-45 mins.
  8. Cool in the tin and then cut into slices.
This is a great recipe for using up things. You can put any fruit/jam combinations and don't worry about weighing them either. I've done it with lemon curd instead of jam and it was delicous, although I find the layer of jam does look more striking.