QUICK AND YUMMY ALMOND TART

 

  • Cooking Time: 30-35
  • Servings: one 9" pie
  • Preparation Time: 20

Ingredients

  • For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (or 1 stick) butter at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ice water
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • For the filling:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter at melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons semolina
  • 1 tablespoon apricot jam
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 2 cups whole almonds with skins
  • sliced almonds for finishing

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)Toast almonds in a non-greased frying pan for 2-3 mins constantly stirring. Crush almonds in food processer and set aside.
  • Mix together, 1 1/2 cups flour and 1/2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • In a medium mixing bowl mix 1/2 cup butter with 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and the zest of 1/2 lemon.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet, adjusting the consistancy with ice water, do not over- knead.
  • Pour dough in pie crust, and brush 2 tablesoons apricot jam over surface
  • Prepare the filling by combing 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons semolina, 1 tablespoon apricot jam, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder. Add eggs 1 at a time, then 1 teaspoon vanilla and zest of 1/2 a lemon.
  • When well mixed, add in the now crushed almonds and pour over pie crust.
  • Sprinkle top of pie with sliced almonds and allow to bake for 30 to 35 mins or until golden brown and filling is set.

Notes

I always make this tart when I want a spectacular dessert in a short time, with minimal effort. A few basic ingredients make an impressive tart, that anyone who likes almonds will love!

Categories: Tart 

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