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Sweet almond tart

  • 6-8
Sweet almond tart



  • 1¼ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 100 grams butter, diced
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1-2 tablespoons cold water


  • 2 cups ground almonds
  • ¾ cup bitter marmalade
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • grated rind 1 lemon
  • 3 eggs
  • 75 grams melted butter
  • ¼ cup semillon wine



  1. Sift the flour, cinnamon and sugar into a bowl. Rub in the butter to make fine crumbs.
  2. Blend the egg yolk with the water and cut into the pastry to form a firm dough. Turn out and bring together.
  3. Roll the dough out large enough to line the base and sides of a 23cm loose-bottomed flan tin.
  4. Bake blind at 190ºC for 10-12 minutes. Remove the baking-blind beans and cook a further 5-7 minutes, until the base is just cooked.


  1. Mix half a cup of the almonds with the marmalade and spread over the pastry flan.
  2. In a bowl, gently stir together the remaining almonds, sugar, cinnamon, lemon rind, eggs, butter and wine. Spread on top of the marmalade.
  3. Return to a 170ºC oven for 20-25 minutes untikl the filling is set. Stand for 10 minutes before serving. Dust with icing sugar and serve in wedges with whipped cream.

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