Almond tart with lemon curd

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
¼ cup Finely chopped almonds
1¼ cup Flour; sifted
½ cup Sugar
1 dash Salt
10 Egg yolks
¾ cup Sugar (or more)
¾ cup Lemon juice
½ cup Butter; cut into 1/2" cubes
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
½ cup Butter
Sweetened whipped cream
Fresh fruit



Mix almonds, flour, ½ cup sugar and salt in bowl. Rub butter pieces, bit by bit, into flour. Stir in egg and vanilla to form ball.

Chill. Roll out onto 12-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Weight down with beans placed on waxed paper. Bake at 350F until golden, about 20 minutes. Cool.

To make filling, mix egg yolks, ¾ to 1 cup sugar and lemon juice in top of double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly over simmering water, until mixture coats back of metal spoon. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat and whisk in ½ cup butter, bit by bit, until melted and smooth.

Pour lemon curd into cooled tart shell. Chill until set. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with whipped cream and fruit. Makes 1 (12-inch) tart

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