Raspberry and Almond Tart

Recipe by GeeWhiz
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix the flour, sugar, and lemon peel, in a food processor.
  • Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  • Add salt and pulse in the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until moist clumps form.
  • Gather the dough into a ball; flatten into a disk then wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to an 11-inch round then transfer the dough onto a heavy baking sheet that has been lined with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Heat in the microwave the almond paste with 2 T of butter to thin it out, then spread on top of the dough, leaving a 2-inch border.
  • Stir the lemon juice into the raspberry preserve and spread on top of almond paste, still leaving a 2-inch border.
  • Fold the 2-inch dough border over to form an 8-inch round, pleating loosely and pinching to seal any cracks in the dough (looks like a flat pie).
  • Bake until the crust is golden, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Sprinkle with the almonds and dust with the powdered sugar, if you wish.
  • Slide a metal spatula under the crust to free the crostata from the baking sheet and serve.
  • Optional: Top with chopped hazelnuts instead of almonds; or mix some lemon juice w/powdered sugar and drizzle over the top after cooking.
  • *There are several good almond paste recipes on Zaar.
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