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Date and Almond Tart

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  Egg 1
  Butter 3 1⁄2 Ounce (90 Gram, Scant 1/2 Cup)
  Caster sugar 3 1⁄2 Ounce (90 Gram, 7 Tablespoon)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Ground almonds 3 1⁄2 Ounce (90 Gram, Scant 1 Cup)
  Plain flour 30 Milliliter (2 Tablespoon)
  Orange flower water 30 Milliliter
  Fresh dates 13 , halved and stoned
  Apricot jam 60 Milliliter (4 Tablespoon)

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven. Sift the flour into a bowl, add the butter and work with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg and a tablespoon of cold water, then work to a smooth dough.
2. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to line a 20 cm / 8 in tart tin. Prick the base with a fork, then chill until needed.
3. To make the filling, cream the butter and sugar until light, then beat in the egg. Stir in the ground almonds, flour and 15 ml / 1 tbsp of the orange flower water, mixing well.
4. Spread the mixture evenly over the base of the pastry case. Arrange the dates, cut side clown, on the almond mixture. Bake on the hot baking sheet for 10-15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Bake for a further 15-20 minutes until light golden and set.
5. Transfer the tart to a rack to cool. Gently heat the apricot jam, then press through a sieve. Add the remaining orange flower water.
6. Brush the tart with the jam and serve at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 333 Calories from Fat 152

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.5%

Saturated Fat 9 g45.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 106.1 mg35.4%

Sodium 25.5 mg1.1%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.8 g7.1%

Sugars 35.4 g

Protein 4 g7.8%

Vitamin A 9.9% Vitamin C 0.12%

Calcium 2% Iron 2.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Date And Almond Tart Recipe