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Quick Whip Up: Fruity Almond Tart

April is equal parts joyful excitement and agony when the weather in Montreal chooses to be on its own schedule. Maybe this is not the case for you. But if it is and you find yourself in the dire situation in which you feel like adding a touch of spring to your day, something you could probably whip up in less time than it would take you to chow down, then this fruity almond tart is just what you’ve been looking for. The filling’s pasty almond texture, the fresh sweetness of the fruit and the tart’s lush colours follow suit with spring’s lighthearted spirit.

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Ingredients (3 servings sized pie):

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds (to decorate)
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups assorted fruit of choice (I chose raspberries and blueberries)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp berry jam of choice (optional)
  • Icing sugar, to sprinkle
  • 1 store bought deep shell pie crust

 

Directions:

1: In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, half of sugar and cornstarch until well combined.

2: In a pan, mix together milk, rest of sugar and vanilla extract at high heat and let it come to a boil. Take off the heat once it boils and slowly stir into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.

3: Pour the whole mixture back into the pan and heat over medium heat until thickened (about a minute or two). It should look somewhat pasty. Take off the heat.

4: Preheat oven to 350F.

5: Add flour, cream cheese and almonds to the milk-egg mixture and mix until it comes together. Pour the mixture into your crust and spread evenly. Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until filling hardens slightly. While it bakes, warm jam in a pot over low heat. Once the tart is done baking, set aside to cool.

6: Once cooled completely, place assorted fruit of choice and sliced almonds onto the tart. Drizzle on jam. Sprinkle icing sugar on top.

Enjoy with some vanilla ice cream and a tall glass of milk! 🙂

Praying for warmer weather over here,

TM

The Homemaker's Life is a Montreal-based creative lifestyle blog for the avid do-it-yourselfer, creative individual and travel devotee. Realizing how sweet of a friend simplicity is really changes you. It drops you into a place of pure creativity and endless possibility. It satisfies our primal need to work with our hands. Since being married in 2014, I've been interested in things that help me decorate my soul and in seeing the process. This blog was created for the everyday girl. Welcome to the Homemaker's Life! It's going to be a bumpy ride. ''When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Colossians 3:4 KJV Love, TM

26 Comments

  • Looks delish!

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    • Thank you! 🙂 Have a lovely day 🙂

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  • Great post, T! This tart looks amazing… Can’t wait to recreate it myself!

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    • Sooo good.. 😉

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  • Amazing

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    • 🙂

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  • Oh yum. You had me at almond.[and thanks for stopping by the ‘Ranch”] 😉

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    • The almonds make all the difference! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • Ooh, looks delicious!

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    • They turned out really yummy, I’m glad for it! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  • Yummy – please spread the love of blogging and good food and recipes with your followers. I have opened up a page on my blog listing blogs worth following, and you’re one of them.
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    • Thank you so much for the kind words. I appreciate it all! God bless 🙂

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  • Looks delicious!

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    • Thank you! 😉

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  • Ah, April can be a cruel month… we’re ready for spring, but then we get a blast of cold/snow.

    Anyway, the recipe looks delicious and will have to give it a try. I will probably make my own crust as it seems thawing some store bought crust out takes more time than making it & picking up one already baked – just doesn’t happen in my time frame.

    Here’s an awesome crust recipe similar to what I’ve used for years (I’ve even halved this for a single crust) Comes together in 5 minutes. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220996/easy-homemade-pie-crust/ (I don’t chill for 30 min either)

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    • Thanks so much for the suggestion! I’ll try it out next time I make a pie dish 🙂 I also really love my chicken pot pie upper crust (which you can see in the respective post), that can also be used for the lower crust. I’d probably use something similar to that. I dunno, I guess I just wanted something quick and easy to whip up this time 🙂

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  • Love a good fruit tart!

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    • Yes, it makes Spring seem a little closer than the weather seems to suggest! 😛

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  • Looks delicious! I love berries, will give this a go 🙂 – Thavi x

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    • Love berries myself. So refreshing, with the jam drizzled on top it’s just heavenly 🙂 Hope you do get to give it a try!

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  • what camera do you?really nice pics in your blog

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    • Thanks! I use a Canon 30D.

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  • Looks delightful! I think I shall try these soon. 😉

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    • 🙂 I hope you get the chance to. So delicious 🙂

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  • SO delicious!! 🙂

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    • Thanks, love! 🙂

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