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Berry almond bakewell

Berry almond bakewell

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus chilling
  • Easy
  • cuts into 12 slices

Crisp pastry, sweet raspberries and a nutty frangipane filling make this a lovely dinner party dessert or weekend treat. No one will guess it's low in sugar

  • Freezable
Nutrition: per serving


  • 400g shortcrust pastry cut from a 500g block
  • 100g just-thawed frozen raspberries
  • 25g flaked almonds

For the frangipane sponge

  • 75g self-raising flour, plus a little extra for dusting
  • 75g ground almonds
  • 150g Total Sweet (xylitol)
  • 150g softened butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 3 large eggs


  • STEP 1

    Thinly roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface , then use it to line the base and sides of a 25cm non-stick, loose-based tart tin. You can leave a little overhang of pastry, but trim away any noticeable excess. Prick the base with a fork and chill for 20 mins. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and put a baking sheet inside to heat up.

  • STEP 2

    Line the pastry case with baking parchment, fill with baking beans and cook on the hot sheet for 10 mins – the burst of heat from the baking sheet will help to prevent a soggy bottom. Carefully lift off the paper with the beans and bake for 3 mins more to cook the pastry base. Turn down the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  • STEP 3

    For the frangipane, put all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric whisk until well mixed (alternatively, blitz in a food processor). Scatter the raspberries into the pastry case, spoon over the almond mixture and smooth the top with a knife. Scatter over the flaked almonds and bake for 30-40 mins until golden and firm. Carefully trim any excess pastry from the edge of the tart with a sharp knife before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2016

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