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This cherry almond croquant is super crunchy and almondy, with pops of tart dried cherry. #french #cookies #almond #cherry

Cherry Almond Croquant

This cherry almond croquant is an easy to make homemade holiday gift that doubles deliciously as dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 143 kcal


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups raw almonds skin on is fine, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries roughly chopped


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, egg, honey and flour. Whisk until combined and frothy. Add the nuts and cherries. Stir (switch to a spatula or a spoon, unless you want to struggle around with a whisk) until they are coated. Pour into a lined and well greased 9” round cake pan. Bake at 350F until golden, about 30 minutes. Cool in pan for at least 1 hour before cutting (I recommend using a pretty hefty, big knife) and serving.

Recipe Notes

From Carrie Vasios Mullens via Serious Eats.

I think raw almonds taste like cardboard, so I like using dry roasted ones here (and they don't get burnt or too toasty or anything).

Dried cranberries work in place of the dried cherries, or any dried fruit that's a bit tart.