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Frangipane and Lemon Tart


When I saw the beautiful picture of Frangipane and Lemon Tart from Donny Hay magazine, I told myself I have to make it because I love almond. I'd used my own sweet tart pastry as base with some grated lemon zest and the filling pastry cream from Donna Hay was pretty simple to make. The smell was awesome when the frangipane was in the oven and I really love the end result. The base was crisp with a hint of lemon flavour and the frangipane was very fragrant because more ground almond than flour was being used. The texture was soft like cake. I am definitely going to try to make this again but with fresh fruits as topping.  

Frangipane & Lemon Tart

     Sweet Tart Pastry (for detail please refer here)
     200g Plain flour
     110g Butter
     50g Icing sugar
     1/4 tsp Salt
     1 tsp Finely grated lemon rind
     2 1/2 tbsp Ice water     

  • Mix all ingredients till crumbly and add ice water to form dough.
  • Shape it into a ball and wrap it with foil then store in freezer for 20 mins.
  • Place pastry on to the ring, pressing it to fit the bottom and sides so that no air bubbles lurk under the pastry, but taking care not to stretch it.
  • Roll across the top of the ring with the rolling pin. This rolls away any overhanging pastry.
  • Prick the pastry at the bottom of the case with a fork.
  • Return the pastry dough to the freezer for another 15 mins or you can keep the pastry dough until next day or up to a week. 
  • Take out pastry from freezer and quickly line it with aluminium foil and blind bake with pie weights or dried beans, to keep the bottom flat. Bake at preheated oven at 175C for 20 mins. Remove pie weights and foil immediately after baked.
  • Cool down the pastry.
     100g Butter, softened
     110g Caster sugar (I used 75g)
     1 Egg
     1 Egg yolk
     120g Almond meal (ground almond)
     35g Plain flour
     20g Flaked almonds

  • Beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  • Gradually add the egg and egg yolk and beat until just combined.
  • Use a rubber spatula to fold in almond meal and plain flour into egg mixture until just combined.
  • Spoon mixture into the pastry case and top with flaked almonds.
  • Bake at preheated oven 180C for about 30 minutes or until the frangipane has set.

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  1. Ann, a slice of the frangipane will make a perfect breakfast for this morning! I can smell the almond aroma from here ...hehehe

  2. WOW Ann...drooling! I need to get on the next flight to Singapore! I need to go on a crash diet when I visit you :D Your recipes keep getting better and better I can't even decide which one to make first.

  3. Ann , that looks absolutely scrumptious ! & perfectly baked , too ;) Been eyeing the tart pan in one of our store here but still waiting , hopefully , that there's another Meyer factory sale , again , next month :)

  4. Absolutely stunning! Might be Thanksgiving dessert?

  5. @Ah Tze
    Thanks Tze :) Want to join me for morning breakfast? :))

  6. @Biren @ Roti n Rice
    Gee.. Biren, I'm flattered by your compliment :) Make sure you tell me when you're here. I'll prepare all the goodies for you ;D

  7. @anne
    Thank you Anne! Have a try on this, really yummy!

  8. @Belinda @zomppa
    Belinda, hehee...I don't this can last till Thanksgiving :)

  9. perfectly baked, Ann :) Just love the browning on the top with the almonds. so evenly done! must be really tart and fragrant! to be enjoyed over a hot cup of tea in this gloomy weather.

  10. Oh my God, Ann..this looks like a million bucks:)) Love how you made this tart! Nicely done!!!

  11. Ann,I do agree with Biren. Have bookmarked so many of your recipes. The list is getting longer and longer.

  12. Ann, I am here to join you for afternoon tea. This frangipane tart is very well bake. I love Donna Hay's recipes as they are simply easy and tasty. :)

  13. Anncoo
    yes yes yes, i have try this I love almond too. Thanks for sharing

  14. Wow that looks gorgeous & inviting, beautiful clicks....

  15. I love almonds too! :) I've never tried a frangipane tart before, but it looks delicious and buttery! And the top looks so golden and crispy I'm sure I'd love it!

  16. This looks like such an elegant treat - very beautiful. I love frangipane, I'm sure this tart would be delightful. Thank you for sharing this recipe! :)

  17. perfect bake! how i wish someone could just bake this for me now!

  18. yum, that looks delicious. and donna hay's is such a fab! love her recipes

  19. Tart looks absolutely divine..

  20. What an excellent dessert for the coming weekend. Hope you're having a great time.

  21. 你真会烘焙,每次来你家都会吃到很特别而且未曾吃的糕点。。。。。。

  22. I was so busy this morning with my database corruption problem but during that time I saw Biren sharing this photo of your tart. I was thinking then damn I wish I can have this whole tart! I was so stressed ( I have to repair a lot) and this delicious tart would have been a perfect solution for my crazy morning... ;-) Love the look and yum!!

  23. you always come out with very tempting and gorgeous tarts that make me one for me, yeah...
    when one day, i have the confident to try on making tart, i definitely come here to get some ideas...^^

  24. you remind me i have so long did not make tarts..still have yet to try those sweet tarts recipe from the class i attended recently. I think i will like this tart as i like almond in baking too. Sound so yummy.

  25. That looks amazingly good! I'm drooling at my desk!!! I love almonds :)

  26. This looks perfect! And it is one of my favourite tarts!! Brava!


  27. 香气十足的杏仁奶油馅,这塔一定很好吃。

  28. your pie looks so delish..and so pretty in presentation.. i think you can think of opening a cake shop or cafe...

  29. I love almonds too and this tart looks so beautiful!

  30. wow Ann, such a beautiful tart - thks for sharing, it really looks delicious! seriously! :)

  31. Gorgeous looking tart!! I would love a slice (or two!) with a hot cup of coffee :) YUM

  32. Who doesn't love frangipane tart! I simply adore it!

  33. I've never tried or even heard of this tart but it looks delicious!! I wish we were neighbours ;)!

  34. Lovely tart, perfectly executed. Thanks for sharing this, Ann!

    Spoon and Chopsticks

  35. I love frangipane and this lookk delicious and georgeous! gloria

  36. 现在正在下雨,我刚好泡了一杯咖啡,请我吃一片可以吗? ^_^

  37. That's a beautiful tart! I love desserts with lemon!

  38. I love frangipane and lemon, this is going to be on my to do list now!

  39. I have never tried frangipane and now that I have a tart pan of this sort when I bought my oven ... can try this one day. ;)

  40. @Yummy Bakes
    Chris, make use of your tart pan. Tarts are very delicious... sweet or savory, everyone sure love it.

  41. Thanks Cheah. My list is getting longer too with you yummy recipes in it :)

    Thanks & sure Pepy!

    Li Shuan, I bought the old edition of Donna Hay for $10 for 3. So worth it and the recipes are quite good.

    You're welcome Angie.

    Thanks Jayasri :) Love your blog.

    Von, Thanks! You must try this too. Very fragrant and delicious :)

    TkQ Kiri :)

    Lena, you're a good baker too!

    Thanks Kristy.

    Joelyn, 你也不错马!

    Oh Nami, hopefully your database is OK by now and I can continuing to see your great recipes :)

    Sherleen, thank you very much for your lovely words :) You're always welcome to look around.

    Sona, Thank you very much for sharing your great recipe. I really love the AB, so cute!

    Thanks Msihua :)

    Alessandra, thank you very much for stopping by :)

  42. I love Donna's recipes in general but this combo of lemon and frangipane sounds great!