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Almond-Fruit Tart with Lemon Cream

Almond-Fruit Tart with Lemon Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole natural almonds 
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 8 chunks
  • 1 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons ice water (approx.)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup prepared lemon curd, at room temperature
  • 2 cups fresh fruit slices and/or berries (approx.)
  • 1 tablespoons apple jelly, melted (optional)
  • 1 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted*

 


Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spread whole almonds in single layer on baking sheet. Toast in center of oven until almonds are lightly browned in centers, 10 to 15 minutes; cool. To make crust, place almonds in bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade. Process until finely chopped. Add flour and sugar; pulse to blend. Add butter and extract. Process until thoroughly blended. Gradually add up to 2 tablespoons ice water through feed tube, just until mixture comes together. Gather dough into a ball and press evenly onto bottom and sides of 9- or 9 ½-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Bake in center of oven about 25 minutes until set and lightly browned. Cool on rack.

Meanwhile, in bowl whip cream to form firm peaks. Measure lemon curd into small bowl; whisk in about ½ cup of the cream to blend, then gently stir lemon curd mixture into remaining cream just to blend thoroughly. Remove side of tart pan. Spread lemon cream in tart shell. Decorate with fruit. Brush fruit lightly with jelly. Refrigerate up to 8 hours. Garnish with sliced almonds just before serving.

*Toast almonds, spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350-degree oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown; stir once or twice to assure even browning. Note that almonds will continue to brown slightly after removing from oven

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving, 12 total servings:

Calories 234
Total 17g
Saturated 8.1g
Monounsaturated 6.3g
Polyunsaturated 1.4g
Carbohydrate 23g
Protein 4g
Cholesterol 37mg
Fiber 2g
Calcium 45mg
Magnesium 33mg
Sodium 87mg
Potassium 173mg
Vitamin E 2.2mg*
*Total Alpha-Tocopherol Equivalents
Courtesy of the Almond Board of California