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Almond Black Currant Squares

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Total time 47 minutes
  • Portion size 40 squares


  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupunsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 4 4eggeggs
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspmilk
  • 2 tsp 2tspgrated lemon rind
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsground almonds
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupblack currant jam
  • 1 cup 1cupsliced almonds
  • icing sugar, (optional)


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupunsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupicing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 2 cups 2cupsall-purpose flour
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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 Information Per square: about

cal 170 pro 3g total fat 10g sat. fat 5g
carb 18g fibre 1g chol 36mg sodium 53mg
potassium 65mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 5 vit A 7 vit C 2
folate 10
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