Bonket (Dutch Almond Pastry)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a recipe I got from a Dutch friend who made this once when we were having coffee. I begged for the recipe and she graciously shared it with me! It's so good! Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crust:.
  2. Cream butter and sugar; stir in egg and vanilla.
  3. Add flour and salt.
  4. Press into 9x13" pan.
  5. Almond Layer:.
  6. Beat eggs with sugar; add butter, almond paste and flavoring.
  7. Mix until as smooth as possible. (Almond paste is difficult to break down.).
  8. Pour over bottom layer.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  10. Bake about 25 minutes at 325 until firm and slightly browned.
  11. Topping:.
  12. Sift sugar and mix in salt.
  13. Add just enough water to thin to a pourable consistency.
  14. Drizzle topping over bonket while still hot.
  15. Cool completely before cutting into squares.


Most Helpful

This was very good! Very close to a bar I had at a restaurant. The bottom layer was just a little underdone for my liking, so will bake longer next time. Used parchment and it came out like a dream. These cut up beautifully and taste wonderful. Thanks for posting a good one!

Messy44 January 11, 2011

This recipe was not so good as Recipe Junkie did not put down how many eggs went into the almond layer.

suzi homemaker April 17, 2010

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