Cherry-Almond Trifle

Ingredients

For jam

  • 2 cups fresh cherries (about 12 ounces), pitted, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water

For cake

  • 1 7-ounce package almond paste, cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For custard

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 3 cups fresh cherries (about 18 ounces), pitted, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chilled whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Cherries with stems
  • Slivered almonds, toasted

Preparation

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