Perfect as a gift to a friend or family member or just to enjoy as a tasty treat for yourself over Christmas, these JAZZ™ Apple Florentines should definitely be added to your festive food selection box this year. Easy and quick to prepare using ingredients synonymous with Christmas, they taste divine and can be decorated and personalised into any shape you want. Give them a try!


Makes: 20 Florentines

Cost: £6.37 (31p per Florentine)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes



1 JAZZ™ Apple, peeled, cored and finely diced

100g salted butter

100g light muscovado sugar

100g golden syrup

100g plain flour, sifted

150g flaked almonds

75g chopped pistachios

30g glace cherries, chopped

30g candied orange peel



Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas 4.

Line two baking sheets with baking paper.

Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a small saucepan, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and whisk in the flour.

Add in the apple, almonds, pistachios, cherries and orange peel. Mix to combine.

Scoop 10 tablespoons of the mixture onto each baking sheet, leaving room for the Florentines to expand as they cook.

Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes until golden, turning the tray once during cooking.

As soon as you remove the trays from the oven, optionally use cookie cutters to shape the biscuits while still soft, then gently transfer to a cooling rack. Chill completely before eating.