recipe of the week – lemon almond tart

May 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

I would say that of all the news sites that are out there, the new york times is the only one that I read on a consistent basis.  I like how it’s updated with all the super important news, but that it also has equally good style / travel / entertainment / and food sections.  I frequently find recipes in their food section that are made with simple and seasonal ingredients.  This tart recipe is from Mark Bittman, who is famous for his “how to cook everything” book series.  It’s simple, easy, and by the account of friends, delicious!  I’ve reprinted the recipe below, the only changes I made was I used almond meal instead of ground almonds and half and half instead of cream.

lemon almond tart

4 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup ground almonds (i used almond meal)
1/2 cup cream (i used half & half)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 lemon, zest and juice
2 tablespoons butter
Powdered sugar, for garnish.

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, combine eggs, sugar, salt, ground almonds, cream, sliced almonds, lemon zest and juice.

2. Melt butter in an 8-inch ovenproof skillet over low heat; when foam has subsided, add almond mixture to pan, tilting pan to distribute batter evenly. Continue to cook tart on stovetop until edges just begin to set, then put pan in oven and finish cooking, about 10 to 15 minutes more.  (I just baked the tart in a pie dish as I didn’t have an 8 inch ovenproof skillet)

3. When tart is done, put it in broiler for about a minute or until just golden on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, let cool a bit, then serve.

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