Bryan Gardner
Recipe

Almond Tart

Prep: 20 mins
Total: 2 hr
Two 10-inch tarts

Directions

  • 1Combine dried fruit, orange juice, cognac, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Let cool, 15 minutes.
  • 2Cut marzipan into chunks. In a food processor, purée marzipan, egg, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 3Butter two 10-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Divide dough in half. Roll out one half (keep the other half refrigerated) on a lightly floured surface to an 11-inch circle. Fit into bottom and up sides of a prepared pan. Fill with half of marzipan, then half of fruit mixture (or almonds for almond tart). Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Drape with buttered plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm spot until almost doubled, about 45 minutes.
  • 4Preheat oven to 375° with racks in upper and lower thirds. Bake tarts, rotating pans once, until golden brown, about 20 minutes (15 minutes for almond tart). Let cool slightly on a wire rack before serving.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sliced blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cognac
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 4 ounces marzipan
  • 1 large egg
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature, for pans and plastic wrap
  • Buttery Yeast Dough
  • All-purpose flour, for dusting

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