Lemon Almond Tart

Author: Canadian Living

A filling that's tangy with lemon and rich with almond in a buttery crust makes an elegant dessert. This easy pastry shell needs no prebaking and transports well when left in the tart tin.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
Filling:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup ground almonds
Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup passion fruit jam
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 1 tablespoon rum
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted

Method

In bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder; cut in butter until in coarse crumbs. With fork, mix in egg until well moistened. Press evenly into greased 10-inch (25 cm) flan pan with removable bottom. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Filling: In bowl, beat sugar with butter until light. Mix in eggs, lemon rind and juice, vanilla and almond extract to make curdled-looking mixture; blend in almonds. Pour over base; bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 minutes or until pastry is golden and filling set. Let cool on rack. (Tart can be prepared to this point; let stand for up to 8 hours.)

Glaze: Heat jam slightly and strain; stir in rum. Brush over tart; decoratively arrange almonds around edge.

 

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