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Raspberry Almond Fruit Squares on parchment paper on a wooden cutting board with raspberries scattered around.
Raspberry Almond Fruit Squares - Air Fryer Version
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
This dessert is cut into squares but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is not an elegant dessert. The almond paste in this recipe makes these bars creamy with a nice mellow almond flavor. The crust on these squares softens over time, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Serve them the day you make them for a firmer cookie-like crust, or the next day for a softer cake-like crust. Any combination of fruit and jam can be used to make this dessert. This is a great use for seasonal fruit so feel free to get creative.
Course: Desserts/Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegetarian, Make Ahead
Servings: 8
Calories: 359 kcal
  • 2 ounces almond paste
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 2 cups raspberries
Crumb topping layer:
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 350°F. Line a 7-inch cake pan with a circle of parchment paper.
  2. Combine the almond paste and butter in a food processor, and pulse until combined. Add the sugar and egg and process until the mixture is smooth. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Process until the dough comes together. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  3. Transfer the pan to the air fryer basket. You can use an aluminum foil sling to help with this by taking a long piece of aluminum foil, folding in half lengthwise twice until it is roughly 26-inches by 3-inches. Place this under the pan and lower it into the air fryer basket. Air-fry for 10 minutes.
  4. While crust is cooking, prepare the filling. Whisk the jam until it is smooth and gently fold in the raspberries to coat them with the jam. Once the crust has baked for 10 minutes, spoon the raspberry filling on top of the crust layer.
  5. Make the crumb topping. Combine the flour, oatmeal, brown sugar and almonds in a bowl and toss to combine. Pour the melted butter on top and blend the ingredients with a fork to form coarse crumbles. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the fruit filling. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and transfer the pan back to the air fryer basket.
  6. Air-fry at 350ºF for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and air-fry for an additional 10 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack. Invert the pan to remove the baked raspberry and almond out of the pan and transfer it to a cutting board. Cut into wedges and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Raspberry Almond Fruit Squares - Air Fryer Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 125mg5%
Potassium 171mg5%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.