Serves: 16-20
Preheat to: 350°F

ingredients

Tart Dough

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1-1/2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1 stick soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

Garnish

  • Pears or plums
  • Apple jelly

directions

Tart Dough

  1. In mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and confectioners sugar to light and fluffy.
  2. Combine flour and salt together. Add to the creamed butter mixture.
  3. Mix to combine.
  4. Divide into 2 flat disks. Wrap and refrigerate to 1/2 hour. This makes the dough easier to roll out.
  5. Roll out 1/4″ thick and put into 8″ or 9″ tart pans.

Filling

  1. In mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar.
  2. Combine flour, salt and almonds. Set aside.
  3. Add eggs to creamed mixture one at a time, scraping after each addition. Add in vanilla and almond extract. Add in flour/almond mixture and mix until smooth.
  4. Pour into prepared shells. Arrange sliced pears or plums around the the top of the raw tarts.
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes. The tart will puff and turn golden brown when done. For a little added shine, brush on thinned apple jelly as a glaze when finished. Enjoy!