Raisin Frangipane Tart with Pecan Crust

Fun tart to end a party or holiday meal.
  • Yields Two 9-inch tarts
  • Details

    • Serving Size: 1/12 tart

    INGREDIENTS

      Crust

      • 1/3 cup (3 ounces) butter
      • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) powdered sugar
      • 1 egg
      • 1 1/3 cups (6 ounces) all-purpose flour
      • 1 3/4 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) baking powder
      • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) pecans, toasted and finely ground
      • 1/8 teaspoon salt

      Raisin Filling

      • 3 1/2 cups (18 ounces) California raisins
      • 1 cinnamon sticks
      • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) water
      • 1/4 cup rum
      • 1/4 cup (3 ounces) honey
      • Zest of 1 orange
      • 1 cup (4 ounces) pecans, chopped

      Frangipane Filling

      • 1 cup (8 ounces) almond paste, softened
      • 2 tablespoons sugar
      • 1/2 cup butter, softened
      • 2 eggs
      • 2 tablespoons cake flour, sifted

      PROCEDURE

      Crust

      Cream butter with powdered sugar until smooth. Add egg and beat well. Stir in flour, baking powder and pecans; mix briefly. Knead by hand to incorporate excess flour; chill for at least 1 hour. Divide into 4 balls and roll out on lightly floured board. Line two 9-ich tart pans, reserving 2 sheets for tops.

      Filling

      Combine raisins, cinnamon stick and water in a saucepan; simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Cool; remove cinnamon stick. Mix raisins, rum, honey, orange zest and pecans together. Set aside.

      Frangipane

      In electric mixer fitted with paddle, beat almond paste with sugar at medium speed to soften. Slowly add softened butter. Scrape bowl. Add fresh eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape bowl often. Mix in flour until combined. Divide and spread in tart shells. Then, divide and spread raisin mixture evenly on top. Cut remaining 2 sheets of dough in strips and arrange in criss-cross pattern on top of fruit. Bake in 325°F oven for 30 minutes.

      Nutrition Facts Per Serving

      Calories 280 (46% from fat); Total Fat 15g (sat 5g, mono 7g, poly 2g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 45mg; Protein 4g; Carbohydrate 34g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 22g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 105mg; Calcium 37mg; Potassium 247mg

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