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Tarte De Santiago

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  Blanched almonds 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 6
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon rind 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Powdered cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Preheat oven to 425°.
Mix butter with sugar and cinnamon.
Separately, beat eggs with grated lemon rind until foamy.
Grind almonds to fine paste in electric blender or mortar.
Add all but 14 cup almonds and beaten eggs to butter and sugar mixture (reserve remaining almonds for topping).
Mix only enough to blend well.
Pour into 9-inch round cake pan which has been lightly buttered and sprinkled with flour.
Bake 25-30 minutes in 425° oven. done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean and cake springs back if pressed with a finger.
Invert cake until it cools before removing.
Place cooled cake on cookie sheet, coat top of cake with the remaining ground almonds and 1/2 cup sugar, and place under broiler until topping forms a light crust.
Do not allow sugar to caramelize: it should merely brown and harden slightly.
The cake should be coarse-grained and of a rich yellow color.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 788 Calories from Fat 454

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 53 g82%

Saturated Fat 10.9 g54.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 341.4 mg113.8%

Sodium 126.6 mg5.3%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.8 g31.4%

Sugars 50 g

Protein 25 g50.9%

Vitamin A 13.1% Vitamin C 2.7%

Calcium 20.4% Iron 22.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tarte De Santiago Recipe