Sesame Frangipane

Chocolate-Sesame Tarte Soleil
Photo: Will Anderson
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Makes 1 1/2 cups

Use this recipe to make our show-stopping Chocolate-Sesame Tarte Soleil.


  • ½ cup blanched whole almonds, toasted

  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ cup tahini, well stirred

  • 2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Place almonds and sugar in a food processor; process until finely ground. Add butter, egg, tahini, flour, salt, and vanilla; process until smooth. Frangipane can be stored in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 day; return to room temperature before using.

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