Pear and almond friands

Light and buttery treats.

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Makes 12 Item
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Tender, sweet and tasty, these delicate French-style cakes are the perfect accompaniment to your morning or afternoon tea.
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Pear and almond friands
  • 6 egg whites
  • 185 gram butter, melted
  • 1 cup (120g) almond meal
  • 1 1/2 cup (240g) icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup (110g) plain flour
  • 1 small_piece pear (180g), peeled, cored, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup (20g) flaked almonds


Pear and almond friands
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced). Grease 12-hole (¹/³-cup/80ml) muffin pan.
  • 2
    Place egg whites in medium bowl, beat with a fork. Stir in butter, almond meal, sifted icing sugar and flour, then pear.
  • 3
    Pour ¼-cups of mixture into pan holes, sprinkle with nuts.
  • 4
    Bake friands about 20 minutes. Stand friands in pan 5 minutes, turn, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.


Friands are not meant to be light and airy, so the last thing you want to do is whisk air into the mixture.

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