Caramel Almond Tart

Author: Canadian Living

With a pat-in pastry and stir-together filling, this tart is easy and quick to prepare. Look for sliced almonds with the skins on for more definition. For a special treat, add a splash of bourbon to the whipped cream topping.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
Filling:
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Method

In food processor or bowl, pulse together flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pulse in butter until in fine crumbs with a few larger pieces.

Whisk egg yolk with water; drizzle over flour mixture. Pulse just until dough clumps together.

Press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch (23 cm) tart pan with removable bottom; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Line tart shell with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake in bottom third of 375°F (190°C) oven for 25 minutes or until light golden. Let cool on rack.

Filling: In saucepan over medium heat, melt together sugar, corn syrup and butter, stirring often; simmer for 1 minute. Add almonds and cream; simmer for 1 minute, stirring often. Pour into cooled tart shell. Bake on foil-lined baking sheet in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for about 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Let cool in pan on rack, loosening edge of pastry while still warm if caramel bubbled over. (Make-ahead: Cover and store for up to 24 hours.)

Topping: In bowl whip cream. Spoon cream into piping bag fitted with star tip. Pipe border along edge of tart.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 210 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 526.0
  • Total fat 33 g
  • Cholesterol 95 mg
  • Saturated fat 15 g
  • Total carbohydrate 54 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 26.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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