This is a classic item which is always included, in some form, in a High Tea Menu.

My partner loves Bakewell tart and their only complaint about this one was “where’s the white icing”. I told them there was no low carb substitute for that so they’d have to make do with flaked almonds.


Makes 16 squares

For the base

190g/2 cups almond meal

pinch of salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 1/2 tbsp melted butter

1 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup

4-6 tbsp sugar free strawberry jam (I bought mine from a W.I. stall locally)

For the topping

165g/1 3/4 cups fine almond flour

75g/1/3 cup melted butter

75ml/1/3 cup maple syrup

4 large eggs

Flaked almonds for topping

For the base:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 170c/340f

2. Grease/line the bottom of your  baking tray

3. Combine all ingredients and stir until crumbly

4. Transfer to pan and press down firmly to create an even base

5. Bake for 10-15 minutes until just starting to brown

6. Allow to cool for 20 minutes

For the topping:

1. Turn down the oven to 160c/320f

2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl

3. In a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients.

4. Combine the two and mix thoroughly

5. Spread jam over base

6. Cover the jam with the almond paste and spread evenly

7. Sprinkle flaked almonds over paste

8. Bake for 30 minutes

9. Leave to cool completely before serving

Nutrition per square:

Carbohydrate 8g

Fibre 4g

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Mel says:

    Powder xylitol could make white icing possibly. Low carb sugar.


    1. joolzs101 says:

      I’ve tried that and it just wasn’t right


  2. Renae says:

    Going to give this a go tomw, thanks for sharing


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