Crostata alle Mandorle

The Crostata alle Mandorle (Almond Tart) is a typical dessert from Gorizia. It’s easy, fast and crunchy, perfect for any occasion: as breakfast, snack or after dinner. What is nice about this dessert is that it is easily customizable. You can add chocolate chips or a few drops of liqueur to make it even more special!

Crostata alle Mandorle

  • Difficulty: Low
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 8-10 people

Ingredients

Base

  • 250 g flour
  • 100 g butter or margarine
  • 150 g sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Half a package of baking powder
  • An envelope of vanillin

Stuffed

  • 2 egg whites
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 100 g chopped almonds
  • Flaked almonds to decorate

Instructions

  • Let’s start preparing the Easy Almond Tart by preheating the oven to 180 ° C and buttering a tart mould with a diameter of about 24 cm. Put it aside because we will need it later.
  • Finely chop the almonds using a mixer, set them aside.
  • In a large bowl, pour the butter, sugar and egg yolks, work the ingredients with a fork until they are creamy.
  • Add the Flour, the Yeast for Sweets and the Vanillin; continue to knead the ingredients until you get a homogeneous paste (even if “crumbly” is fine).
  • Whip the egg whites using an electric whisk, add the sugar, and continue whipping at medium speed in a smaller bowl. Then add the chopped almonds and incorporate them, stirring not too violently.
  • Compact the dough on the bottom and along the edge of the tart mould; we can use our hands. Add the filling and level it slightly using the back of a spoon. Decorate the surface with flaked almonds.
  • Bake it at 180 °C for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Enjoy!

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