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How to make Portuguese caramelized almond tart.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
45 min
Ready In:
55 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Caramelized Almond Tart Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Caramelized Almond Tart Recipe

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Posted in: Cake Recipes
Wed, Nov 4, 2015
4 out of 5 with 27 ratings
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Crust1 teaspoon vanilla¼ cup sugar1 egg½ teaspoon salt1 ½ cups flour½ cup butter, meltedAlmond topping1¼ cups sugar½ cup butter1 teaspoon vanilla4 tablespoons milk2 cups blanched, slivered almondsPinch of salt Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla and sugar until uniform.
  3. Add melted butter and salt, and whisk to combine.
  4. Whisk flour into wet mixture until dough is formed.
  5. Press into greased 10” tart pan with your fingers, evenly distributing dough within the pan.
  6. Bake for 15–20 minutes, until lightly golden at edges.
  7. Meanwhile, work on the almond topping. In a medium-sized saucepan, bring sugar, butter, vanilla and milk to a boil.
  8. Add the slivered almonds and salt and cook on high heat for 5 minutes, until a pale caramel color is achieved.
  9. Pour almond mixture on top of crust and spread into an even layer.
  10. Increase oven temperature to 400°F.
  11. Put tart on sheet pan (some bubbling over of almond may occur) and bake for another 15–20 minutes. Tart is ready when deep golden brown color is visible.
  12. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove from pan to finish cooling.
  13. Serve with creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream and plenty of black coffee.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Chef Jorge Miguel Romão, Photo by Leela Cyd *


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