Tangerine and Almond Shortbread Tart

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Author Notes: My husband isn't much of a dessert lover, so I have to create recipes that pack a lot of flavor but are not overly sweet. I find the texture of the tart reminds me of a cookie and the filling is a honey caramel that I love. - lorigoldsbylorigoldsby

Food52 Review: This tart reminded us of a big, chewy, fragrant Florentine cookie -- tucked into a rich, buttery crust. At first, we wondered whether we'd be able to detect the citrus amidst all the caramel, almonds and butter, but lorigoldsby's technique of applying judicious amounts of juice or zest to all of the components ensures a decidedly tangerine-flavored tart. The press-in shortbread crust is a snap, and don't be intimidated by the huge pile of almonds you're instructed to toast -- they fit perfectly inside our 10-inch tart shell. - A&MThe Editors

Serves 12

  • 2 tangerines
  • 1 3/4 cups AP flour
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/2 cup superfine sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange blossom honey
  • 1 cup extra heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups toasted sliced almonds
  1. Zest 2 tangerines and ream to extract juice. Chill the juice.
  2. Line the bottom of a 10-inch tart pan with a removable base with buttered parchment paper
  3. Pulse the flour, confectioners' sugar, salt, butter and tangerine zest in a food processor. Add tangerine juice by tablespoon(s) as needed until it looks like wet sand. Pulse just until it starts to form a ball.
  4. Pat the dough into the tart pan, being careful to press up and into the sides.
  5. Chill the crust for one hour (can chill up to 4 hours).
  6. Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  7. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together the superfine sugar, brown sugar, honey and 2 teaspoons of the reserved tangerine juice. Allow the sugars and honey to melt together over medium-low heat, swirling gently. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the mixture darkens and caramelizes. (Tip: You can use leftover tangerine juice mixed with some warm water to brush down the insides of the pan while you are waiting for the mixture to caramelize.)
  8. Add the cream and increase the heat to medium. Cook the mixture at a low boil for 8 to 10 minutes, until it is richly caramelized and thick.
  9. Stir in the almonds and spread the mixture into the chilled tart pan.
  10. Bake for 30 minutes and then lower the temperature to 350 bake for another 15 minutes, or until the crust is richly browned.
  11. Cool completely, remove the bottom from the pan and using a long-bladed spatula, transfer the tart to a cake stand.
  12. Optional: Serve with sweetened whipped cream (1 cup heavy whipped cream, 2 tablespoons vanilla, 1/4 cup superfine sugar) and a mint garnish.
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about 1 year ago jamie munal

I agree with the reviews. it's good not great but then it seems like we all are going to make it again... So maybe it's better than we think. I will reduce the amount of almonds even though it took all of the 3 cups...but I'm going to add a citrus jelly to the bottom... (Triple fruit Jelly- grapefruit, orange, lemon) just to add more of a thumb print cookie idea...

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about 1 year ago Brett Boyer

Its a similar concept to Lindsey Shere's tart

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over 1 year ago gingerroot

Hi Lori! I finally made this for a holiday party (can't believe it has taken me this long to post this comment)and it was amazing!! The whole thing disappeared in minutes. Thank you for a fantastic recipe.

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over 2 years ago HoneyLV

what is AP flour use in Tangerine and Almond Shortbread Tart?
Thank you
HB

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

All-Purpose flour

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over 2 years ago Emily Whitaker

Would it be possible to make this tart with a different fruit? Maybe peaches or a berry? I'm pretty open! What would be the best alternative?

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almost 3 years ago mochai

Hi, made this for Christmas. I was sooo excited about it, it was so enticing-looking and smelled delicious! Everyone said they liked it fine ...but that it was not a recipe to repeat in our household (gah!). I thought it was good, though a little dry. I wish there had been a little layer of mascarpone or something to moisten it. I will make it again though, with a "moist" layer and with tangerines this time (used clementines 1st time). It is impressive enough to make again. It like that French Walnut Chocolate Tort, you know? Even that is a little dry, and its chocolate and butter... (!)

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over 3 years ago JDBagel

Made it today. It was enjoyable, though was a bit dry. Added a marmalade glaze on the top, which helped bring out the citrus flavor. I will definitely make again.

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over 3 years ago Woody Wood

This was too much of a mouthful of nuts for me. Is it possible to layer it with half lemon tart, half almonds, or something to cut the chewy hardness and lighten it up a bit?

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over 3 years ago zindc

I had a similar problem with the nuts over-darkening and almost burning, and I took it out of the oven ten minutes short of the recommended baking time. It's still delicious, but when I make it again, I will cover the tart with foil, and take the foil off for the last 15 minutes to brown the nuts, if needed--the bottom crust needs the longer time as it was almost underdone, but for some reason the middle of my oven is too hot at 375 for that length of time, for the almonds.

As I didn't have any orange blossom honey on hand (or Tasmanian leatherwood honey, which reminds me of orange blossom), I used sourwood honey and added a tiny bit of orange flower water to the caramel after it came off the flame. That, and a few drops of tangerine oil really boosted the tangerine element provided by the zest in the crust, without overwhelming the almond or caramel flavors. Really delicious, and definitely going in my regular dessert rotation.

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I have a convection oven and that may be what allows me to cook it at that temp. You might try 350 and then lowering it to 325. You are right--everyone needs to be aware that this shortbread crust can easily be underdone....you need both the crust and almonds to be a nice caramel color! Good idea to use the orange flower water and tangerine oil. I like this to be very fragrant, so I have sometimes added any extra tangerine juice in the caramel. I go more on smell and taste than measurements!

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over 3 years ago pvanhagenlcsw

Thanks for this wonderful recipe. I made it yesterday and am having a hard time staying away form the leftovers. It went together very easily although in my cooking frenzy, it was done before the prescribed time was up and thus it was a little darker than the photo. This just means I will have to make it again to get all of the deliciousness available. By the way, the darkness did not subtract from the flavor in the slightest.
Phyllis

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Glad you liked it! Best of luck with the next one.

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over 3 years ago goldenblind221

Made this last night - YUM! This isn't at all the kind of thing I bake up (usually cakes or cream pies, preferably chocolate) but my goodness, it was beyond what I had imagined it would taste like. It is so fragrant and chewy... Makes my heart happy. :-)

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I'm with you, I'm a chocolate girl...but we're glad you are happy, if only we could change the world, one sweet thing at a time!

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over 3 years ago midnitechef

Congrats for this very special win! I watched the clip on Martha http://www.marthastewart...
What was it like being on the show and meeting Martha??? So awesome I bet!

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

It really was a blast! Her staff was so professional and warm, they had everything prepped. The private dressing room had Martha's chairs from her furniture line, and was a soothing blue hue I recognized from her paint line. They had a CCTV so we could see what they were doing on stage. They welcomed us with granola, berries and a thick, creamy yogurt and tea. There was a little "swag" bag of Martha's new cleaning products on the dressing table. BIG thrill when Amanda came back and we had a few minutes to chat--don't remember the conversation-I was a bit nervous...but my daughter said she was very nice to talk to! (EEERGGHH...really missed that moment--I was trying to drink it all in, the set, the experience, meant to get a copy of her cookbook so she could autograph it for me.) and I met Merrill for a few seconds in Makeup--really? not necessary, both of these ladies have an inner glow! Was that my life flashing before me? The only thing I regret was that we literally had to leave 15 minutes after taping to catch our plane. Kitty took some great photos and as soon as I can figure out how to unlock the SD card, I will post them. It was such a thrill to represent all of you in the food52 community. I am deeply humbled, thank you.

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over 3 years ago bwf17

Lori,
The tart was one of the best things I have ever eaten....I just warmed it a bit in the microwave so it softened my caramel....that is why I am going to make it again and again until I get it right....the crust is just magnificent....and so was the filling...just a bit overcooked...and that was my error. Again thanks.

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I bet the next time it will come out just fine. It's amazing the depths we go to perfect our craft! Work, work work! ;) LOL

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over 3 years ago Jessie G

I didn't make this - I just had pleasure to EAT it....a colleague at work made it - and it was delicious! I love the saltiness of the shell....evened out the sweetness of topping.

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

The pleasure was mine--thanks for sharing!

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over 3 years ago stevemr

Came out perfectly, and looked beautiful too. Didn't last long, though. The "one-more-thin-slice" gremlin decimated it quickly. The vanilla flavored whipped cream complemented it very well.

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

My husband eats it plain...but I do like a little something with it (especially when it's warm) So glad it worked for you!

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over 3 years ago bwf17

Lori,
My consistency of the caramel was not right...it was like glass after baking. I am not sure if I overdid the caramel or underdid. I have an electric stove and followed your times, but somewhere I went wrong. Is it possible for you to give me more information?

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Bwf17--so sorry to hear this...it sounds like it may have gotten to a "hard crack" stage/temp. i would suggest maybe lowering the temp, you definitely want it "runnier" than thickened...sometimes i add a little more brown sugar to thicken it rather than overcooking it.

But was the crust worth it? thanks for trying it.

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Hi, I just watched your Martha Stewart/Tart video, online; great job, great recipe, this is on the menu for an Easter dessert...Congrats!

Phoenix

over 3 years ago Phoenix Helix

Here's the link for anyone else who wants to see it:
http://tinyurl.com/5uwu3ae...

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over 3 years ago Phoenix Helix

PS. Lori, you were so natural on TV with Martha. I couldn't detect nerves at all!

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks so much for providing the link, a few family members don't get the hallmark channel and they wanted to see it!

Enjoy it at your Easter celebration!

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

PS--the nerves, they hit today after the local interview...fell into a "coma" for about 3 hours this afternoon after the enormity of this weekend! :)

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

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Thanks for sharing the link. Well done Lori!

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over 3 years ago DessertByCandy

Thank you for such a wonderful recipe. Tangerine doesn't get enough attention! I made it last night and wished that I pair it with some tangerine chocolate ganache. That would be heavenly.

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

My friends in the neighborhood made the tart on sunday and ate it while watching my "debut", while they all enjoyed it, they said it didn't seem like one of my desserts--they're almost always chocolate! It may be "gilding the lilly" but I may take your suggestion and add a chocolate drizzle instead of the whipped cream!

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over 3 years ago susan g

I watched your TV debut this morning, enjoyed it. I hope you did too!

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

This is Lori---I just got home, a new tart is in the oven to take to the local news station tomorrow. Indiana's FOX 59 at 9:20...going to start the caramel in a minute but just wanted to say a quick "thank you" to everyone! had a blast...more info to come.

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over 3 years ago jams

This is super delicious and a huge hit. I think I am going to try to substitute matzoh meal in the crust for a passover dessert.

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I love this idea! someone else suggested almond flour to bring the almond flavor thru the crust.

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

let us know how it works out

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over 3 years ago indieculinary

Congratulations!

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over 3 years ago MyCommunalTable

Congrats! Wow. First enter = a win and a trip to NYC! Say hi to Martha and have such a great time. We want to hear everything.

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I wanted to blog as we were there...bvut my phone wasn't sending anything to the internet...lots of fun things and good eats--will update more tomorrow. Early alarm this am and then 2 planes home, the endorphins are starting to wear off, but i will update anybody that's interested tomorrow.

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over 3 years ago TasteFood

Congratulations on your win - and your trip to NYC! How exciting!!

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks! We had a blast!

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over 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

I just now noticed that the tag you used for this recipe is "travels well". Yes, yes it does indeed.

Lorigoldsby

over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

That's funny! Actually tomorrow afternoon will be the first time it's actually been consumed in my house! LOL The first time I made it, it was for my husband's office, the 2nd time I made it for an FFA event at the high school, the 3rd time at a horse show and tomorrow one is going to the local TV station but the "last little piggy" gets to stay home! LOL

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over 3 years ago healthierkitchen

Congratulations, fishersfoodie/lorigoldsby!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thanks! it has been such a thrill to see all of the positive comments

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

Thx again...I think after talking with amanda and Merrill, I will keep my name instead of a screen name...Fishersfoodie wouldn't have one of those cool little golden trophies next to it! It may be awhile before I'm honored again (of course need to enter to win!)...so thanks for being patient while I figured this thing out!

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

Congrats.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

thank you!

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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congrats fishersfoodie/lorigoldsby. Have fun in NYC!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you, we are trying to figure out how to fit everything in! Can't wait to get there.

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

Congratulations!! Have fun with Martha, I'm sure you will do us all proud.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

I plan to enjoy every second!

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over 3 years ago checker

Oh! Congratulations! And may I add ... I was born and raised in the Midwest, and I am now living on the East Coast. What makes me so happy to see you win is that it is another chance for a "hardy Midwesterner" to head out East and show 'em how it's done! Congrats!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Well, actually either one of us would have been able "to represent"! Thirschfeld is also from Indiana and he was very welcoming from the beginning of this contest. He sent me a very nice note when we were both selected as EP's. His tart looks fantastic and I am planning on trying it when I get back.

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Congrats and say "hi" to Martha Stewart! WOW, this is quite the initiation into Food52 :)

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

It is quite the initiation (almost by fire--if I get my 2nd recipe in on time!). But seriously, thank you for all of the kind words and support.

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over 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

How exciting!!! NYC - here she comes! Do us all proud - we're proud of you!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

thx--I'm too excited to be nervous--she's such a pro and her staff has been so kind, I'm sure they'll make me look good!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

Great job!!! Congrats!!!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

thank you.

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over 3 years ago Bevi

Congrats and make Martha smile!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

the smile that is from ear to ear on my face has to be contagious!

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over 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Congratulations. A big kiss to Martha and whatever turquoise props or pink ones she has on the set that day. Well done.....

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

I promise not to "pull a lindsey" and swipe souveniers for everyone :) Of course I am partial to Martha's sea green! I even have my dining room painted in her old "wading pool" color from Home Depot!

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over 3 years ago Oui, Chef

WOW....talk about arriving in style, congratulations!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! what a kick this has been!

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over 3 years ago Phoenix Helix

From zero to Martha Stewart on your first post. You go girl!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

going, going, gone (over the moon!!)

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Congratulations Lori! Represent our community well when you meet Martha. :)

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

I will, can't hardly wait!

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over 3 years ago dymnyno

Congrats on a win for your first food52 recipe!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

I know, it feels so surreal! there were a lot of great recipes, I am in very good company!

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over 3 years ago Midge

Congrats!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

thank you

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over 3 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations, Lori, and welcome to Food52.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! I just can't tell you how heartwarming this has been...I feel like I have made a hundred new friends.

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over 3 years ago Kittythecollegecook

Way to go Mom!!!!! I'm so happy for you!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

thanks sweetie! Since gma is going on a cruise to celebrate the end of her radiation--will you be my "plus one" at the Martha Show?

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over 3 years ago Panfusine

Congratulations....

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

thanks! Just got home--feet haven't touched the ground!

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over 3 years ago Kittythecollegecook

I hope you win Mom! Just so everyone knows, my mom is an amazing cook! I was really lucky to be exposed to so much good food as a kid and not only delicious, but diverse. She always has something traditional with her own little spin on it, just like this shortbread with tangerine and almonds. She was never one to leave something plain when it could be fabulous or use a quarter cup of almonds when 3 would make sure every bite was packed with flavor. So vote for fishersfoodie's tart!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thanks kid! And thanks for the mashed potatoes while I recovered from my dental procedure yesterday!

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over 3 years ago MyNameIsSharyn

I voted for you and hope that you win, Lori! You sound like a sweetheart as well as a terrific baker, the kind of woman who is everyone's best friend and won't become full of herself after this happy success. I'll watch for you on Martha and hope your mom gets to go along to share the adventure. Best wishes, Lori. Enjoy every moment. And thank you for the tart recipe. I am going to make it Thursday for our weekly gathering of friends. Wishing you joy!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Have a wonderful gathering! Nothing tastes as sweet as when shared with friends!

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over 3 years ago fitsxarts

this is fabulous - the crust turned out beautifully! yum.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

so glad you liked it! My advice on the cooking time--take it to the max to get that lovely color. Every oven varies but don't take it out until its golden--you don't want a pale shortbread here!-Lorigoldsby

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over 3 years ago KarenOCook

It is truly delicious; I got a sample on Friday and it was sublime!

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over 3 years ago LuluJC

This looks beautiful and reminds me of one of my favorite desserts - a tart made by Lindsay Shere at Chez Panisse ever since their opening night! http://www.latimes.com...

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

wow! that is a huge compliment. I have been a huge fan of Ms. Waters and Joanne Weir and eating at Chez Panisse is still a "to-do" on my bucket list. Thank you for this link--it was interesting to see that they used almond extract in their crust. A long-lost friend from Omaha saw my real name attached to my submission and she had a similar idea to maybe try almond flour to continue that flavor profile thu the crust.-Lorigoldsby

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over 3 years ago Stirnourish

Oh yummy! Can't wait to try it and to see you on Martha! Congrats.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

wouldn't that be a thrill? everyone has been so kind and encouraging, but that would literally be the icing on the cake! It just makes me giddy!! :)-Lori

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

sorry for the confusion! When I submitted my recipe--I just dashed off my name and didn't think about a screen name. then I was chosen and wanted to log in--so I used a screen name.

Thanks for being diligent and protective. I tried to sign both names for awhile. Bear with this contest newbie! :)

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over 3 years ago TiggyBee

This looks great. Congrats on making the finals!! *smiles*

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! I have just had the best time reading everyone's comments...and I always wondered before if i would comment on someone's blog, if it would mean anything--and I'm here to say, it does!

I really wasn't familar with this site until the post about" try this contest and win a trip to see Martha Stewart"...and I'm now a huge fan and shared it with my foodie friends! there are so many amazing, creative recipes on this site i may never surf epicurious again.

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over 3 years ago caddysnax

why is fishersfoodie responding to comments on lorigoldsby's recipe? are they one and the same? two different identities for the same cook? what's going on?

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over 3 years ago monkeymom

This is a really beautiful tart. Congrats on making the finals! Hope to see lots more of your recipes too.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

thank you! I am so inspired by everyone's lovely comments that I am definitely going to be an active contributor! i love all of the ways you can participate, and I'm looking forward to trying one of the EP for the next contest and then writing about it.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

loved seeing your winning recipe for roasted pork bahn mi...can't wait to try that next week, hoping it will be as good without that famous san fransisco bread.

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over 3 years ago Piemaker Mary

I can't wait to try this! Yummy looking and I bet the tangerine is the perfect sweet-offset.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

It really is...my husband doesn't like things too sweet, while my mom and I have ours with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream! Never met a calorie I didn't like.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Mary--baking one with positive thoughts for your husband!

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over 3 years ago melday

can't wait to try this- I have the pleasure of getting to try this straight from the chef's kitchen!!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thanks Everyone! The other tart looks good as well! I just got home from a conference in San Diego...and this is the best antidote to jet lag that I've ever had. This is the first cooking contest I have ever entered....so I am humbled, overjoyed and floored!

Thank you for all the kind comments.

Stopped by the grocery to pick up the supplies to make this for my Mom's oncology team--her last radiation appointments this week. HMMM...maybe "Bake for the Cure?"

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over 3 years ago Piemaker Mary

Great idea, fisherfoodie. I'll cook for your mom, if you'll cook for my husband!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Be happy to do that for him! Mom has been battling stage 3B breast cancer--and she's had a wonderful team of oncologists, surgeons and now radiation specialists...looking forward to a healthy spring for everyone.

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over 3 years ago thirschfeld

a beautiful tart and hey we are practically neighbors! Hi!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Sorry for the confusion--fishersfoodie is me-LoriGoldsby

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over 3 years ago Sagegreen

This does look gorgeous. Congrats on being a finalist. With all the entries I didn't even notice this before.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

thanks! there were a number of good recipes for this one! It's so funny--I just bought my first tart pan this winter!! I had all of these tangerines and I needed to make something for an office carry-in for my husband.

So now I'm excited to try some of the other recipes with my relatively new pan! Talk about beginner's luck?

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over 3 years ago Cara Eisenpress

This looks delicious! I always love how almonds go with citrus, and tangerine is a breath of fresh air in late winter.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

I agree! I have been adding amaretto liqueur to oranges and tangerines and serving over ice cream for years.-Lori

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over 3 years ago Waverly

This sounds delicious - from the crust to the filing - so many almonds - sounds so good! Congrats on being a finalist!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thanks! I'm one of those people that likes to just eat the pecans from the pecan pie at Thanksgiving! So I started tripling the amount of nuts many years ago which caused quite a bit of conversation at the table (and quite a stir in the kitchen prior because I was messing with my great-grandmother's recipe!) ;) -Lori

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over 3 years ago wanderash

This looks great! Congrats!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! I was so impressed that their picture looked exactly like what I make. It is very homey, golden and beautiful to look at, but more importantly, it tastes like a breath of spring in the winter!

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over 3 years ago Laurie F.

I will definately make his one...Congratulations!!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! It quickly became a favorite from the first time I made it. Enjoy! -Lori G.

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over 3 years ago Merry

Congratulations~ I will love your tart that is for sure!
Almonds and tangerines ~ my favorites.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you Merry! They do compliment each other very nicely. -Lori

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Congrats! Your tart looks lovely.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! It really does look like that--I think it is because all of the almonds just fill the pan to a yummy, golden hue that just begs for a warm cup of tea or coffee to be shared with a friend on a cold winter's day, it's like sunshine for us when it's a gloomy midwestern morning.-Lori

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over 3 years ago ChefJune

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Do you think this is rich enough to be the finale for my Casoulet dinner? ;)

Sounds disgustingly wonderful. A must-make!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

I think that you should invite me for the dinner, but to make amends for being rude by inviting myself, I will bring dessert! ;) Yes, this will lend a bit of a french farmhouse flair to your cassoulet.

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over 3 years ago Give Me Flour

Congratulations, it sounds delicious!!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you!

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over 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

Congratulations. I love almonds. I love this tart. I'll stop there.........

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Enjoy! Don't stop--Spread the love :)-Lori

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over 3 years ago Midge

What a gorgeous tart. Congrats!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you!

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Boy does this ever make me wish I could eat nuts! Really lovely. Congrats on being a finalist!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! Sorry about your nut allergy....HMMM, I will think about what you could substitute instead of the almonds...Definitely try the shortbread base--it has the tangerine flavor, and the caramel mixture is what gives it its golden hue...but you need something to bind it and give it the texture that the almonds provide. I will keep you in mind-Lori

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over 3 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Oh, you'd better believe I'll be giving the tangerine shortbread crust a try. I'm imagining all sorts of potential amazing, chocolate, and caramel and citrus fillings for it...

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

my first choice is always chocolate...-lorigoldsby

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over 3 years ago gingerroot

What a beautiful tart. Congratulations on being a finalist - good luck!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! Now I understand why the actresses say "It was just an honor to be nominated"...It really is! But I would love to see the show!

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over 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Congratulations! This looks delicious!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you!

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over 3 years ago checker

The almond mixture is a beautiful color too - it looks like amber. Congrats!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Exactly! I think I fell in love with the color of caramel even before I tasted it! ;)-Lori

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks just beautiful! Congrats on being a finalist!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you!

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over 3 years ago drbabs

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how did i miss this? congratulations on being a finalist and on a wonderful sounding recipe.

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over 3 years ago lapadia

Same here, how did I miss this? Congrats on your EP and being in the finals!

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! I'm so new to this it took me a while to figure out what EP (Editor's Pick) meant!! -Lori

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

Oh, my. This looks really fabulous. Do the almonds float on top or stay mixed in the tangerine caramel mixture?

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

no...there are so many almonds that it is a chewy bite of nuts! I hope you try it!

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over 3 years ago cheese1227

fabulous recipe. Congrats on being a finalist. Good luck in the contest.

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over 3 years ago fishersfoodie

Thank you! You and luvcookbooks (a great screen name by the way!) were my first two comments--such a thrill! This was my first submission and it was such a kick when I saw that somebody commented on my recipe. And you guys noticed it before it was chosen as a finalist! Thank you for your support!--Lori

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over 3 years ago luvcookbooks

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mmm, luv tangerine recipes, thanks ...

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

thanks for the comment...i love tangerines as well. When i saw the heading for late winter tarts...I always think of us bringing up oranges and tangerines from our visits to Clearwater beach!