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Toffee Almond Tart

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

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 423 calories, 27g fat (13g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.
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  • brownma
    Oct 4, 2015

    I carried this to church for Homecoming and got rave reviews. All that was left were crumbs. I baked the crust 14 min. and the tart for 35 min. It was a beautiful dish. Everyone wanted the recipe. Will make again.