Almond, Cherry and Ginger Florentines

By • December 9, 2009 • 7 Comments


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Author Notes: I've made many variations of the classic Italian florentine, and chanced upon this delicious combination last year. MrsWheelbarrow

Serves 5 dozen

  • 2 ounces unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 pound sliced almonds
  • 1 cup crystalized ginger, rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried sour cherries, chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup flour
  1. Bring butter, cream, sugar and salt just to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Toss almonds, ginger, cherries, raisins and flour until combined.
  3. Add the cream/butter mixture to the nuts and fruit and mix to blend. Chill overnight.
  4. Stir well, then portion out the cookies, about 1 Tbls each, forming and pressing each portion into a flat round. Place on parchment lined sheet pans about an inch apart.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, until golden and bubbly.
  6. Cool completely, then peel from parchment. Store between layers of wax paper. Will keep for about a week.
  7. *Note - you want no more than 1 c of dried fruit, and can substitute apricots, currant, blueberries, mango, etc.

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about 3 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

I was just alerted to the omission of the oven temperature. So so sorry! Preheat oven to 325°.

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about 4 years ago Culinista Annouchka

looks delicious!

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about 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

I hope you try the recipe. It's one of my most requested cookies.

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about 4 years ago KelseyTheNaptimeChef

Ginger - perfect!

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about 4 years ago MrsWheelbarrow

Cathy is a trusted source on Pickling/Preserving.

Thanks, Kelsey. You'll like them - they can *definitely* be made during naptime!

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over 4 years ago Maria Teresa Jorge

Looks delicious and a great combination of flavours. The ginger must give it an exquisite taste. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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over 4 years ago WinnieAb

Sounds wonderful!