Bakewell Almond Tart

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Author Notes: I developed it when I was trying to find for a use for a bunch of slivered almonds and jam. I remembered seeing similar tarts when I traveled to England last summer with a friend, and decided to use ingredients on hand, including rice flour and spelt flour, to recreate the tasty treat and keep suitable for those sensitive to gluten.maiah03

Serves 12

Tart Crust

  • 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1/3 cup rice flour
  • 3 ounces cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1-2 teaspoons ice water

Tart Filling

  • 2 tablespoons blueberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  1. For the tart dough: mix flour, butter and sugar in a mixer or processor until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the egg yolk and 1 to 2 teaspoons (or more if needed) of ice water until dough comes together. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge at least 35 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350. Roll out dough when ready, trimming as needed to keep it a circle, and lay inside a tart pan. Crimp edges and poke the dough with a fork several times. Cover with tin foil and bake 20 minutes or so until lightly backed. Gently push center of tart dough down to flatten if necessary halfway through. Brush with the egg white and bake for another 3-4 minutes without the foil.
  3. Once crust has cooled slightly, mix jams together and spread in an even layer over the crust.
  4. Beat butter and sugar together for the top layer. Add the beaten eggs and yolk, and gradually stir in the almonds. Spread this mixture over the jam layer carefully. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Spread the slivered almonds on top, and bake another 12-16 minutes or until it is set and the slivered almonds are browned. Let cool, garnish with powdered sugar if desired.
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Bike2

over 3 years ago Sagegreen

I just found this. Your Bakewell looks beautiful! I loved spending time in Derbyshire.

Gator_cake

over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds yummy. You should add a gluten-free tag.

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over 3 years ago susan g

Spelt is not gluten free (has "weak gluten") -- but it could be adapted easily. OK to call it wheat free.