Luxurious Gluten Free Almond and Raspberry Torte

Luxurious Almond and Raspberry Torte – gluten free

This is super easy to make, and you can use your favourite flavoured jam instead of raspberry. It’s also a great way to use up those big bags of Almonds from Costco.  The nutty flavour combined with the sweetness of the jam and cookie like crust is amazing.  No one will even know these are gluten free!
Crust: 
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour
  • Pinch of Xanthan gum
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp Gluten Free baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp.)
  • 1/3 cup raspberry jam or any other favourite jam!
Filling:
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp.)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
Before preparing the crust, make sure to preheat your oven to 350° degrees Fahrenheit.
Sift together the flour, sugar and baking powder. Beat the egg and add it to the flour, along with the butter. Schmush with your hands until the dough just comes together. Then gather the dough into a ball.
Place the dough inside a 9″ inch non stick sheet pan or foil pan. Press the dough evenly over the bottom. Once done, spread a thin layer of the jam over the base of the dough. Chill the crust in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
To make the filling, pulse the almonds until quite fine. If you don’t have a food processor you could also chop them by hand.
Next, cream together the sugar, room temperature butter and almond extract. Once this mixture is light and fluffy add the eggs one at a time and mix well to combine. Scrape down the sides periodically and then add the remaining egg. Gently fold in the ground almonds. Once the mixture is just combined, spoon it into the crust. Gently spread it out right to the edges.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through in the middle. Once done, remove from the oven and place onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
Cut into squares and serve on their own, or with cream or ice cream.  YUM!