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French-Style Almond Tart

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French-Style Almond Tart

French-Style Almond Tart - Crumbly almond tarts that are always worth the indulgence

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Health Score:
5,7 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 30 min.
Preparation
Calories:
563
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Yeah, those cupcakes aren't exactly healthy. The valuable thing about almonds is that they contain unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, and they lower increased cholesterol levels and protect the heart and blood vessels. The most important thing, however: These tartlets are food for the soul and simply make you happy.

If you prefer pistachios or hazelnuts, exchange them for almonds. And you can save a few calories by just dusting the tartlets with icing sugar instead of glazing them with apricot jam.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie563 kcal(27 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat29 g(25 %)
Carbohydrates63 g(42 %)
Sugar added30 g(120 %)
Roughage3.5 g(12 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D1.4 μg(7 %)
Vitamin E4.6 mg(38 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin3.1 mg(26 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate43 μg(14 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin11.9 μg(26 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium248 mg(6 %)
Calcium77 mg(8 %)
Magnesium45 mg(15 %)
Iron2.1 mg(14 %)
Iodine5 μg(3 %)
Zinc1.4 mg(18 %)
Saturated fatty acids12.5 g
Uric acid25 mg
Cholesterol208 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
8
Ingredients
4 ounces
Butter (plus more for molds)
5 ounces
9 ounces
Pastry flour (plus more for dusting)
4
3 ounces
ground almonds
4 tablespoons
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Cookie cutter ring (10 cm in diameter), 1 Brush, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Tartlet mold (8 cm in diameter)

Preparation steps

1.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 1

In a bowl, beat together 75 grams (approximately 1/3 cup) butter and 100 grams (approximately scant 1/2 cup) sugar with 1 pinch of salt with a hand mixer just until smooth. 

2.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 2

Beat 2 eggs into creamed mixture.

3.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 3

Add flour all at once and beat until a smooth dough. Wrap in plastic wrap and let rest in refrigerator for 2 hours.

4.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 4

Roll out dough to 3-4 mm (approximately 1/2 inch) thick on a floured work surface. Using a tart ring as a guide, cut out 8 rounds, each 10 cm (approximately 4 inches) in diameter. Lightly brush tartlet molds (8 cm or approximately 3 inches) with butter. Dust with flour, tap out excess and let chill for another 30 minutes in refrigerator.

5.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 5

Cut away dough at edges of tarts.

6.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 6

Melt remaining butter in a bowl. Mix in remaining sugar, eggs and ground almonds with 1 pinch of salt and stir until smooth.

7.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 7

Pour filling evenly into tartlet molds. Bake on bottom rack of preheated oven at 180°C (fan 165°C ) (approximately 350°F) until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

8.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 8

Remove tarts from oven, let cool slightly and remove from molds.

9.
French-Style Almond Tart preparation step 9

Melt apricot jam in a small pot and brush over tarts. Serve warm,  garnished with fresh fruit or berries if desired.