Easy Almond Fruit Tarts

These tarts are naturally gluten free and you can use any fruit such as apples, pears, plums, apricots or peaches. Serve these will some vanilla ice cream or a large dollop of whipped cream.

Recipe makes 4 tarts.

Ingredients:

1 cup almond meal (120 grams)

1 cup sliced almonds (95 grams)

2 egg whites

1/4 cup (55 grams) cane sugar

1 1/2 tsp. almond extract

1/2 tsp. salt

2 apricots (or 2 small plums or peaches) (you could also use 1 pear or apple)

1 tbs. brandy, orange liqueur or orange juice (to mix with fruit)

For toppings: 1 tbs. raw sugar or 2 tbs. maple syrup

Method of Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Place a piece of parchment paper or a non-stick mat on a baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, place the almond flour, sliced almonds, egg whites, sugar, almond extract and salt. Stir to combine making sure to incorporate all the ingredients.
  3. Cut the fruit in half, remove pit and slice lengthwise into small slices. Place in a bowl and mix with 1 tsp. of brandy or orange juice.
  4. Divide the dough into 4 large dollops and place on the parchment lined pan. Flatten into 4″ rounds to create the crust.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and add the fruit.
  6. Place about 4-6 slices of fruit on top of the crust and sprinkle with raw sugar or brush with maple syrup.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy and lightly golden on the edges.
  8. Serve with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.
Photo by Lum3n on Pexels.com

recipe adapted from Donna’s Hay’s “Almond Crisp with Maple Pears” in her book, Everyday Fresh Meals in Minutes.

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