Almond Tarts

Almond Tarts

Ingredients:

Tasty tart with sweet, ground almond filling, are a wonderful finish to a light summer meal. Serve with sliced fresh peaches and whipped cream to make them extra-special.

Crust

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) soft butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour or finely ground sliced or slivered almonds

Filling

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) soft butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour or finely ground sliced or slivered almonds

Glaze

  • 1 cup glazing sugar or confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • raspberries, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. To make the crust: Beat together the sugar, butter, salt, and extracts.
  3. Add the flours, stirring to make crumbs that cling together when squeezed.
  4. Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of six 4 1/2″ mini tart pans (or a full-size tart pan; see tips, at left); prick them all over with a fork.
  5. Freeze the crusts for 15 minutes, then bake them until they’re just beginning to brown on the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool while you make the filling.
  6. To make the filling: Beat together the butter, salt, sugar, flour, and extracts.
  7. Beat in the eggs, then add the almond flour, stirring just to combine. Spread the filling into the crusts.
  8. Bake the tarts for 18 to 24 minutes, until their tops are lightly browned. Remove from the oven, and cool in the pans.
  9. To make the glaze: Stir together the sugar and milk until smooth.
  10. Spread the glaze over the cooled tarts, and top with fresh raspberries or sliced peaches.

Notes:

  • Use almond flour for filling. Try almond flour for crust but use coarser grind.
  • Crust is easy and perfect for any tart. Crust would be great for quiche or savory pie or tart (chicken pot pie). Leaving out sugar and substituting something else (what?)
  • Filling would work with any fruit, pr as-is with just fruit to decorate.
  • Could brush top of cooked tart with apricot/peach glaze.
  • Whipped cream needs to be very soft – could use creme fraiche.


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