Nectarine and Almond Tart

Serves 8
by Tenina Holder

I just love anything almond, and add the freshness of summer fruit and I am putty in your dessert making hands. This is quite impressive and appeared first in 'Whats for Dessert?’ that ebook of note....go get it here!

The perfect way to use wonderful summer fruits. Try this recipe with peaches, apricots or plums. Delicious, no matter which way you make it. Cue the ice cream!

Need

  • 1/2 Batch Vanilla Bean Pastry Vanilla Bean Pastry
  • Frangipane
  • 150 g almonds
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 tsp Vanilla - Bean Paste vanilla bean paste BUY
  • 1/2 tsp almond essence (optional)
  • 2-3 nectarines, pitted and sliced
  • Raw sugar as needed

Do

1  

Preheat oven to 180ºC. Prepare pastry and line 21cm flan tin with removable base. Place into freezer until ready to continue as directed.

2  

Place almonds and sugar into TM bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 10.

3  

Add egg, butter, vanilla and almond essence and blend 10 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat if necessary.

4  

Spread frangipane mixture on top of pastry base. Slice nectarines and arrange in rows on top of filling. Sprinkle with a little raw sugar.

5  

Bake 35–40 minutes until well cooked, and sugar is well caramelised.

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