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Almond Tart

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Ingredients
For pastry
  All-purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1⁄4 Pound (1 Stick)
  Water 1 Tablespoon (Or More)
  Almond extract 2 Drop
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
For filling
  Sliced almonds 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Heavy cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Grand marnier 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 400F.
2) In a bowl, mix together flour with 1 tablespoon sugar.
3) Put in the butter and using 2 knives cut it until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
4) Add in the water, few drops almond extract and the vanilla until paste is formed.

MAKING
5) Transfer the paste into a 9-inch tart pan (with a removable bottom) and chill for 1 hour.
6) Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until it turns a golden-brown.
7) Take the pan out of the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes
8) In a bowl, place together almonds, sugar, cream, salt and flavouring, allow to stand until the sugar dissolves for 20 minutes.
9) Stream the filling into the baked shell.

FINALIZING
10) Put the pie shell back in oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the top is brown and the sugar has caramelized.
11) Remover from the oven and allow to cool.

SERVING
12) Serve the tart at room temperature with a dollop if whipped cream n top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Almond
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
55 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
105 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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