Almond Tart

Crust

1 cup of flour

A handful of whole almonds

2 Tbsp confectioners sugar

Pinch of salt

3.5 oz (100 g) of cold butter

1 egg

Directions

Grind the almonds, so that they form a powder.

With your hands mix the flour,  ground almonds, sugar, butter, salt, and egg.

Spread in a 9 in (23 cm) round pan.

Set over to 425 F (218 C). When it preheats set the temperature don to 390 F (198 C) and place the crust in the oven.

Bake for 15 min

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Almond Filling

6 egg yolks

1/2 cup of sugar

2 Tbsp of flour

1.5 Tbsp of potato starch or corn starch

2 cups of milk

2 tsp of almond extract

3.5 oz (100 g) of butter

Directions

In a medium pot, boil 1.5 cups of milk.

While the milk is cooking, in a medium bowl, mix the egg yolks and sugar.

Then, add the remaining 1/2 a cup of milk, four, starch, and extract.

When the milk boils, add the mixture. Keep stirring until it thickens and starts to boil.

Take off the stove and add butter. Mix the butter into the almond filling.

Pour the filling, while still warm, into the crust.

Set aside to completely cool.

Your can top it off with some ground almonds if you would like.

 

Thoughts

I recently discovered this tart and made it for my mom’s birthday. She absolutely loved it. Since then, I’ve made it multiple times. A couple of weeks ago I had guests and we enjoyed the almond tart very much. Everyone got seconds and would have had thirds if there was more.

I don’t like pure almonds, but, in this tart, the almond flavor is so perfectly balanced with the other ingredients that it is not overwhelming; it is just perfect.  The crust is very flavorful and not dull like a lot of crusts tend to be, in my opinion. This tart is perfect for any season and any occasion. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Yum, I love tarts with their smooth creamy fillings 😊 Have you tried lemon tart before? U think that’s my favourite kind of tart!

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    1. I’ve never tried a lemon tart, but I do have a recipe for one that I’ve been wanting to make

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  2. I can definitely recommend lemon tart, I absolutely love it 😍

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    1. I’ll have to make soon 🙂

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  3. This looks lovely, thanks for sharing

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  4. GJ Stevens says:

    I love an almond tart. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. this is delicious… I love your blog 🙂

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  6. love the look of this tart – thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks! Let me know if you try it out 🙂

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