Blueberry frangipane tarts…

Blueberry frangipane tarts.


Serve warm from the oven. Cheat and make these moreish almondy tarts with ready made pastry, don’t tell your friends and they won’t guess.
Serves 6


Preparation time: 30 minutes
Chilling time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 35-41 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 400 g (14 oz) chilled sweet short crust pastry
  • Little plain flour for dusting
  • 100 g (4 oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 100 g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100 g (4 oz) ground almonds
  • Few drops almond essence
  • 125 g (41/2 oz) blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons flaked almonds
  • Little sifted icing sugar to decorate, optional



Method:

  1. Lightly butter 6 x 10 cm (4 inch) loose bottomed fluted tart tins.
  2. Roll out pastry thinly on a surface lightly dusted with flour, arrange 5 tart tins on top, cut out the pastry a little larger than the tins then press into the tins and up the sides, trim the top of the pastry a little above the top of the tins.
  3. Re-roll trimmings and make a 6th tart case.
  4. Prick the bases with a fork and chill for 15 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 190oC/375oF/Gas Mark 5.
  6. Line the tart cases with pieces of greaseproof or non-stick baking paper and fill with baking beans or use dried macaroni or other small pasta shapes.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, carefully remove the paper and beans and cook the empty tarts for 5-6 minutes until just beginning to brown around the edges.


To make the filling:

  1. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, gradually beat in the eggs then stir in the ground almonds and almond essence.
  2. Divide between the tart cases, spread into an even layer then sprinkle with the blueberries and flaked almonds.
  3. Bake at 180oC/350oF/Gas Mark 4 for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  4. Leave to cool for 20 minutes or until ready to serve.
  5. Remove from the tart tins and dust with sifted icing sugar, if liked. 
  6. Serve with spoonfuls of crème fraiche.

Recipe and photo credits- Seasonal Berries

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28 Comments

  1. Lisa
    March 29, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    Sounds amazing! I love blueberries in anything!

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Mathilda
    March 29, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    Lecker, lecker und ein super Foto!!LG Mathilda

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:02 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  3. Helen Spencer
    March 29, 2012 / 1:11 pm

    I never stop at Recipe Posts, but these look awesome! Frangipane AND blueberries? Come on!

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:04 pm

      Thank you for the comment 🙂

  4. Ambreen
    March 29, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    So tempting & delicious!

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:05 pm

      Glad you like it 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:08 pm

      Thank you,following back 🙂

  5. Jutta
    March 29, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    this looks so lovely! thanks for sharing, will try them soon 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks for the comment 🙂

  6. Nicola
    March 29, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    These sound great and look beautiful!I haven't made tarts in a while – I think this recipe might be next on my list.

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:14 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. Patsy
    March 29, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    This is a very tempting recipe. I would love to tr it. I came over on a blog hop, and have joined your blog. Patsy

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks Patsy going to follow back 🙂

  8. Kyetra
    March 29, 2012 / 5:44 pm

    This looks great! I am putting it on my already too long list of things to make. I came over from the Mingle With Us blog hop! I joined your blog and will visit again soon.

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you,following back 🙂

  9. Kristin
    March 29, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    Those look beyond heavenly!

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:23 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  10. Camille Griffiths
    March 29, 2012 / 8:57 pm

    I'm drooling already! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for the congrats on my blog post. 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 2:25 pm

      Lol thanks for the comment 🙂

  11. Katherines Corner
    March 30, 2012 / 2:38 am

    oh my word, yummmm P.S> thank you for joining in the blog hop fun 🙂

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 9:24 pm

      Thanks Katherine 🙂

  12. Miz Helen
    March 30, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    What pretty little tarts, and they look delicious! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.Come Back Soon!Miz Helen

    • Clairejustine
      March 31, 2012 / 9:25 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  13. Miz Helen
    April 5, 2012 / 12:18 pm

    Congratulations!Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fabulous week end and enjoy you new Red Plate.Come Back Soon,Miz Helen

    • Clairejustine
      April 6, 2012 / 8:19 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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