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Rustic Cherry Tart

Blanched almond flour is available at specialty-food stores. You can also make your own with a food processor by grinding whole blanched almonds as finely as possible.

  • yield: Makes 1 nine-inch tart

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Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour, for dusting
  • 1 frozen puff pastry, from standard package (17 1/4 ounces), thawed
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup plus 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 pound red cherries, picked over, stemmed and pitted

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat oven to 425 degrees. Line a clean work surface with parchment, and sprinkle lightly with flour. Roll out puff pastry to an 1/8-inch thickness. Cut a 12-inch circle out of the dough. Roll up the edges, making a 10-inch crust. Transfer the parchment and crust to a baking sheet, and chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Place butter, 1/3 cup sugar, almond flour, whole egg, and almond extract in a medium bowl; mix until well combined.

  3. Step 3

    Prick entire surface of chilled crust with a fork. In a small bowl, combine egg yolk and heavy cream; brush mixture on the surface and edges of the crust. Using an offset spatula, spread the almond mixture evenly in an 1/8-inch-thick layer over bottom of the crust, and chill 15 minutes more.

  4. Step 4

    Spread cherries in a single layer over the almond mixture. Bake tart 15 minutes.

  5. Step 5

    Sprinkle remaining 4 teaspoons sugar over tart; continue baking until edges turn deep-golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve the tart warm or at room temperature.

Source
Desserts 1998

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Reviews (4)

  • Dino 29 Jun, 2014

    Following a great morning of cherry picking in Lorraine CA, cherry orchard, I made this tart. It was a huge hit with everyone. Check the size of your frozen puff pastry sheets, not all brands are as big as the recipe calls for.
    Trader Joe brand is small, translating to, filling overflow when cooking.

  • Dino 29 Jun, 2014

    Following a great morning of cherry picking in Lorraine CA, cherry orchard, I made this tart. It was a huge hit with everyone. Check the size of your frozen puff pastry sheets, not all brands are as big as the recipe calls for.
    Trader Joe brand is small, translating to, filling overflow when cooking.

  • Dino 29 Jun, 2014

    Following a great morning of cherry picking in Lorraine CA, cherry orchard, I made this tart. It was a huge hit with everyone. Check the size of your frozen puff pastry sheets, not all brands are as big as the recipe calls for.
    Trader Joe brand is small, translating to, filling overflow when cooking.

  • TresCook 17 Jun, 2009

    This tart is delicious! I made two little ones and gave one to my neighbor, who gobbled it up. Yum with super fresh cherries.