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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

Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 30 min.
Preparation
Calories:
563
calories
Calories
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Nutritional values

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
pieces
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.

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