Chocolate meringue pie
For the filling
For the meringue
Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F/Gas mark 6.
Roll out the pastry on a floured work surface, and use to line a 900ml/1 1⁄2pt shallow dish.
Beat the almonds with the sugar, butter, eggs and almond essence.
Spread the pastry with an even layer of jam. Pour in the filling.
Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Serve warm with cream.