Tarta de Santiago

Saint James Tart with Quince

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By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2007

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Santiago de Compestela is not just home to a magnificent twin-spired medieval cathedral but is also the birthplace of a wonderful tart. Tarta de Santiago is always filled with ground almonds and egg in a buttery short pastry. (Butter is more common in the greener, wetter north where dairy cows thrive.) After baking, the cross of the knights of Saint James (Santiago means Saint James) is placed on top of the tart and then it is dusted with sugar, leaving the sign of the cross on the t