Quick and Yummy Almond Tart


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Serves one 9" pie | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 30-35

Why I Love This Recipe

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!


Ingredients You'll Need

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.


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