Almond slice, with Shortbread & fruit

Almond slice, with Shortbread & fruit

Shortbread fruit & almond slice

Auntie Annie’s shortbread fruit & almond slice is such a lovely bake and so flipping easy. 

A beautiful shortbread base with a layer of fruit and then topped with a layer of moist almond topping. 

It’s so good! 

 

Finished off with a sprinkling of Almonds!

Perfect with a cuppa (It’s also sturdy enough for lunch boxes or a picnic!).

Go on treat everyone with an old fashioned slice of deliciousness

Traditional Shortcake Slice 

I’d call it traditional an old fashioned kinda bake – and I LOVE it.

Similar to a Bakewell slice but not quite!

 

So what is a Bakewell tart?

Well as Wiki points out  it’s is an English confection consisting of a shortcrust pastry shell beneath layers of jam, frangipane, and a topping of flaked almonds.

Bakewell tart is a variant of the Bakewell pudding but although closely associated with the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire, there is no evidence that it originated there!

 

Auntie Annie’s shortbread, fruit & almond slice
Auntie Annies Shortbreab, Fruit & Almond Slice

My recipe is slightly different as it has a layer of fruit rather than jam!

Still as yummy!

It’s my Auntie Annie’s Recipe and it’s one that is perfect for the cake tin! (If it lasts that long)

Can I freeze my Shortbread fruit & almond slice

Yes you can 

Be sure to wrap very well and pop in the freezer – last for a month or so 

A great idea is to freeze in slices – then you have a sweet treat on tap for whenever you fancy it! 

 

Other sweet traditional bakes 

Oh here’s my Rhubarb Crumble slice – all the yumminess of a crumble packed up in a pastry case – delicious! 

 

Rhubarb Streusel slice

 

If you like almonds bakes I think you are sure to love my Easy Cherry Frangipane – it’s a little bit cheaty – but no-one will ever know!

cherry frangipane

 

Another old fashioned bake 

If you love traditional pudding then I’m sure you’ll love Dolly’s Bread Pudding, not top be confused with bread & butter pudding  – go have a gander 

It uses up old bread which is always a plus 

 

So I hope you enjoy all these lovely puddings and please let me know what you think to Auntie Annie’s shortbread fruit & almond slice ?!

It’s good!

Love Cx

Fruit Slice

Shortbread fruit & almond slice

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12
Calories: 426kcal
Print Pin Rate
A delicious Shortbread, fruit & almond slice, easy & a perfect teatime treat

Ingredients

  • Base
  • 175 g Butter
  • 250 g Plain Flour
  • 75 g Caster Sugar
  • 75 g Sultanas
  • 100 g Glace Cherries roughly chopped
  • Topping
  • 100 g Butter softened
  • 100 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 100 g Ground Almonds
  • few drops Vanilla Essence
  • 50 g Flaked Almonds
  • Icing Sugar for Dusting

Instructions

  • Pre-Heat Oven 180C/350F/Gas 4
  • Grease and line a 20 x 30cm tin
  • For the base, rub the butter into the flour using your finger tips, stir in the sugar and then lightly press into the base of the greased & lined tin.
  • Sprinkle the sultanas and cherries over the base and press lightly
  • For the topping, cream butter & sugar together until pale & fluffy and ten beat in the eggs, followed by ground almond & vanilla essence
  • Spread the topping carefully over the fruit & sprinkle with flaked almonds.
  • Bake for approx. 40 minutes.
  • Leave to cool in tin, remove, dust with icing sugar and cut into slices or square

Notes

*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Shortbread fruit & almond slice
Serving Size
 
12 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
426
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Saturated Fat
 
12
g
75
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Cholesterol
 
77
mg
26
%
Sodium
 
175
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
114
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
45
g
15
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
23
g
26
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
612
IU
12
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
45
mg
5
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. Beautiful cake! #recipeoftheweek

    1. Thanks Marta – it’s de-lish!!!

  2. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    I absolutely love the sound of this Clare – I can never get enough of frangipane bakes! Yum! Thankyou too for joining in with #BakingCrumbs 🙂
    Angela x

  3. Kat (The Baking Explorer)

    This looks and sounds delicious – fruit and almond go so well together!

  4. Good recipe but I’m going to try almond extract instead of vanilla next time to make it more almondy.

    1. Great Idea – let me know how it works Jill CX thanks for your comment

  5. Lovely! Switched Jam for dried fruit for a real Bakewell take 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Just love so many of your recipes – I have Banana Loaf cake in the oven as I type!!!!
    Have you produced a book – I am sure it would soon sell off the shelves!!!
    Thank you so much

    1. Oh Anne – thanks for your comment – I did do a very amateur book a long time ago – and yes I would love to do a new one xx I’ll let you know x

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating