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Toasted Almond Tart
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1 cup all-purpose flour

6 tablespoons cold Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter  

3 to 4 tablespoons cold water


2/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter,   softened

1 2/3 cups sliced almonds, toasted

1 teaspoon almond extract

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs


1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 tablespoon sugar

 *Substitute Land O Lakes® Salted Butter.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place flour into bowl. Cut in 6 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in enough water with fork until flour mixture is just moistened. Shape into ball.

  3. STEP 3

    Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface into 14x9-inch rectangle. Place into ungreased 11x7-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Prick bottom of pastry with fork. Bake 20 minutes or until pastry is light golden brown.

  4. STEP 4

    Meanwhile, combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter, almonds, and almond extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy and almonds are broken. Add eggs; mix well.

  5. STEP 5

    Spread almond mixture onto hot, partially baked pastry. Bake 23-28 minutes or until filling feels firm to touch. Cool completely.

  6. STEP 6

    Beat chilled whipping cream in chilled bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Add sugar; continue beating until stiff peaks form.

  7. STEP 7

    Dollop each serving with whipped cream. Store refrigerated.

Tip #1

- Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface into 12-inch circle. Place in ungreased 9-inch round tart pan with removable bottom. Prick and bake as directed.

Tip #2

- Baked pastry with almond filling can be made ahead, wrapped and frozen for several days, if desired. Top with whipped cream just before serving.

Tip #3

- To toast almonds, spread evenly in shallow pan. Bake at 350°F, stirring once, 4-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

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