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Almond Tart with Lemon Curd

 
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A sweet and sophisticated dessert that's perfect to enjoy when curled up around the fireplace.

Yield

8

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

4

hrs

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

Almond shell
¼ cups almonds
finely chopped
*
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
sifted
½ cups sugar
1 dash salt
*
½ cups butter
cut into 1/2" cubes
1 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lemon curd
10 large egg yolks
¾ cups sugar
(or more)
¾ cups lemon juice
½ cups butter
1 x whipped cream
sweetened
*
1 x fruit
fresh for garnish
*

Directions

Mix almonds, flour, ½ cup sugar and salt in bowl. Rub butter pieces, bit by bit, into flour.

Stir in egg and vanilla to form ball. Chill. Roll out onto 12-inch tart pan with removable bottom.

Weight down with beans placed on waxed paper.

Bake at 350℉ (180℃) until golden, about 20 minutes. Cool.

To make filling, mix egg yolks, ¾ to 1 cup sugar and lemon juice in top of double boiler.

Cook, stirring constantly over simmering water, until mixture coats back of metal spoon. Do not allow to boil.

Remove from heat and whisk in ½ cup butter, bit by bit, until melted and smooth.

Pour lemon curd into cooled tart shell. Chill until set. Remove sides of pan.

Garnish with whipped cream or egg white meringue for a lighter version, and fruit if desired.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 130g (4.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 47955% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 350mg 117%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 4% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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