Almond Tart or Tartlets with Raspberries

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • serves

    12

Appears in

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

  • About

Ingredients

  • 110 g butter
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 110 g ground almonds

Filling

  • fresh raspberries
  • poached rhubarb or sliced fresh peaches or nectarines or
  • loganberries, peeled and pipped grapes or kiwi fruit
  • redcurrant jelly or apricot glaze
  • 150 ml cream, whipped

Garnish

  • lemon balm or sweet geranium leaves

Method

Cream butter, sugar and ground almonds together. Put a teaspoon of the mixture into 24 shallow patty tins or 2 × 17.5cm sandwich tins. Bake at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 for about 20–30 minutes, or until golden brown. The tart or tartlets are too soft to turn out immediately, so cool in tins for about 5 minutes, but do not allow to set hard or the butter will solidify and they will stick to the tins. If this happens pop the tins back into the oven for a few minutes so the butter melts and then they will come out easily. Allow to cool on a wire rack.

Just before serving, arrange whole raspberries, slices of peeled peaches or nectarines, or any chosen fruit on the base. Glaze with redcurrant jelly (red fruit) or apricot glaze (green or yellow fruit). Decorate with rosettes of whipped cream and garnish with lemon balm or sweet geranium leaves.