Mum's Almond Pie

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READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Gail 80

I remember mum doing this pie when I was still a child, and I loved it and still do. It's perfect for Christmas time, but i do it throughout the year.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 500 g sweet pastry dough
  • 500 g ground almonds
  • 500 g granulated sugar
  • 200 g semi plain sweet biscuits
  • 100 ml whiskey
  • 4 drops almond essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 g candied citrus peel
  • 200 g glace cherries, cut in quarters
  • water, if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.
  2. Crush biscuits finely.
  3. Add beaten eggs, sugar, whiskey and essence.
  4. Leave to soak for 30 minutes.
  5. Add to the mixture ground almonds, mixed peels and cherries.
  6. Place the pastry into a greased dish.
  7. Pour mixture into the pastry.
  8. Bake for 55mins or until set.
  9. Let cool before serving.

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