Almond Black Currant Squares

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 40 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cups black currant jam
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • icing sugar (optional)
Base:
  • 3/4 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Method

Base: In bowl, beat together butter, sugar and salt until fluffy; stir in flour. Press into parchment paper–lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan; prick with fork. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, about 17 minutes. Let cool on rack.

In bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each. Beat in milk and lemon rind. Beat in ground almonds. Stir in flour and salt.

Spread jam over base. Pour almond mixture over top. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden and cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Sprinkle with icing sugar (if using).

Nutritional facts Per square: about

  • Sodium 53 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 170.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 65 mg
  • Cholesterol 36 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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