11 Oct 2011

Patagonic fruit jam and almond paste bars

This weekend was a holiday. We had planned to go to San Pedro and visit a fruit farmer and  handmade jellies, preserves and dulce de leche. But the weather did not help us and we had to delay our visit for the day that the sun is on our side.

Still wanting to have some berries around, I got the idea to  bake some bars for breakfast. And, at least they could brighten the grey day. Baking them is always funny, fast and easy.

Last week I made macarons to give  as a gift to someone very loved for us and who I had promised them. I had a little extra almond flour  and to take advantage, I added it to the recipe, but it can perfectly be used just with sugar.

I also made a mix of red fruit's leftover  jelly  and mix all of them. A little of elderberry jelly, blackberries and raspberries.

I have to say that the mixture was very good, a fresh touch for an almond paste with a bit reminiscent of the taste of amarettis.

I hope you like today's suggestion and have a great week.


  • 200 g butter
  • 40g almond meal
  • 140g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 250g flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 / 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup jam or jelly berries
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • 200g almond paste
  • 1 / 2 cup sliced ​​almonds
  • ! cup of crust mass
    Combine jam with the water  mix well and reserve
    Preheat oven to 160° C
    Beat the butter with the sugar and almond flour until  had a creamy consistency 
    Add the essence and flour, mixed with baking powder, salt and baking soda.Mix well
    Reserve a cup of this mixture to topping

    Put the remaining dough into a rectangular pan (30 X 40 cm). Cover with softened jam.


    Put the content of the reserved cup in a bowl and mix with almond paste, half the almonds and a tablespoon of flour. Work the mixture well with your fingertips until a crumbly mixture

    Cover with the mixture above the previous preparation in small portions. Top with remaining almonds. Leave to the oven for 25 minutes.

    Cool and cut into bars

    Makes about 20 pieces


    Mari said...

    I have enjoyed your pictures as much as the recipe. These fruit bars look scrumptious!

    have a blessed day :)

    Sory Escudero said...

    Deliciosa combinación de almendras y mermelada y una presentación muy exquisita como siempre. Es un lujo ver tus fotos.

    Bev Weidner said...

    Absolutely GORGEOUS.

    I love the contrasty photos!

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

    Berries and almonds are so nice together, beautiful bars!

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    Bridget said...

    I love love love Almond paste!! How delicious!!