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Toffee Almond Tart Recipe
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Toffee Almond Tart Recipe

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My aunt passed this recipe on to my mother, who then shared it with me. Both of them are excellent cooks, so I knew it had to be a winner. I wasn't disappointed! The rich tart is wonderful as a holiday dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 423 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour and 3 tablespoons sugar; cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Add egg yolks, tossing with a fork until combined.
  2. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the cream, salt and remaining sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in almonds and vanilla. Pour into crust.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Toffee Almond Tart in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2009, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 423 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 105 mg cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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