Recipe courtesy of Ballymaloe Cookery School

Almond Tart with Raspberries

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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Ingredients

4 ounces/1 stick (110 grams) butter

4 ounces/generous 1/2 cup (110 grams) castor sugar

4 ounces/generous 1 cup (110 grams) ground almonds

Fresh raspberries

Red Currant Glaze, recipe follows

1/2 pint (300 milliliters/1 1/4 cups) whipped Jersey cream

Red Currant Glaze:

12 ounces (350 grams) red currant jelly

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F /180 degrees C.
  2. Cream the butter well and then just stir in the sugar and ground almonds. (Don't over beat or the oil will come out of the ground almonds as it cooks.) Put a teaspoon of the mixture into 24 small patty tins, or divide between 2 by 7-inch sandwich tins. Bake until golden brown 10 to 30 minutes depending on the pans used.
  3. The tarts or tartlets are too soft to turn out immediately, so cool in the tins for about 5 minutes before turning out. Do not allow to set hard before removing to a wire rack 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.
  4. Just before serving, arrange whole raspberries on the base. Glaze with Red Currant Glaze and decorate with rosettes of Jersey cream.

Red Currant Glaze:

  1. Melt the red currant jelly with the water in a small stainless steel saucepan. Stir gently, but do not whisk, or it will become cloudy. Cook it just for 1 to 2 minutes longer for the jelly to darken. Store any leftover glaze in an airtight jar and reheat gently to melt it before use.

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