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Cherry Almond Slices (VRP 034)

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Cherry Almond Slices

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Cherry Almond Slices

Cherry Almond Slices


Shortbread Crust

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup flour


  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup Maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 - 2 drops red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


Shortbread Crust

  1. Cream butter and add brown sugar
  2. Beat until creamy
  3. Stir in the flour
  4. When mixture forms a ball of dough, press into 9" x 12" pan
  5. Prick with fork all over dipped in flour
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown and cool


  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water and allow to soften
  2. Combine with sugar and hot water in saucepan
  3. Place over high heat and bring to boil
  4. Boil for 2 minutes
  5. Remove saucepan from heat and add softened gelatin to hot syrup
  6. Stir until dissolved
  7. Then beat mixture until it is stiff and white, about 5 - 10 minutes
  8. Fold in cherries, almond extract, food coloring, and almonds
  9. Spoon cherry mixture over cooled shortbread in pan
  10. Allow to cool for several hours
  11. Cut in squares with sharp knife

Cherry Almond Slices

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Charlene Myers

Saturday 21st of December 2019

There's an error in this recipe. The word "with" before "sugar and hot water" should not be in there--if you combine the gelatin in the saucepan, it will NOT work. You put the sugar and hot water in a saucepan, boil, and then add to the gelatin. I always put the gelatin in the bowl in which I'm going to beat the marshmallow and then pour the hot syrup over it.

DNP - Billie

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

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