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Christmas almond tart

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Christmas almond tart


  • Beat the flour, sugar and butter in a mixer for 2-3 minutes on high speed using the whisk attachment, until the butter dissolves completely.
  • Lower mixer’s speed and add 1 egg. The color of the flour has to become slightly yellow and the texture should be like breadcrumbs.
  • Gradually add the chilled water, until the ingredients come together to form a dough that is soft enough to work with.
  • When ready, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour so it can rest.
  • Grease a 28 cm round tart pan with butter and dust with flour. Set aside until needed.
  • Preheat oven to 190* C (320* F) Fan.
  • Place the dough between 2 large sheets of parchment paper, making sure dust both the dough and parchment paper generously with flour.
  • Roll out the dough in between the sheets of parchment. If it doesn’t roll out easily, let it rest for 5 minutes at room temperature so that it can soften.
  • When the dough starts to spread out a little, lift the parchment and dust with some more flour so that it can roll out easier. Add more flour if necessary, until the dough becomes as thin as 10 stacked pieces of paper.
  • When ready, use your rolling pin to help you transfer the dough to the tart pan.
  • Gently press the dough on to the bottom and sides of the tart pan with your hands so that it can fit nicely and stick.
  • Pierce the bottom of the dough with a fork to make little holes.
  • Cover with 2 large sheets of plastic wrap in a crisscross manner.
  • Add cooking weights or beans and cover with the plastic wrap again by folding it over.
  • Bake the tart crust along with the weights for ½ an hour.
  • Remove from oven and turn up temperature to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Combine the egg yolk with a small amount of water in a bowl to make the egg wash.
  • Remove the weights and plastic wrap from the tart and brush the surface with egg wash.
  • Bake again for 5 minutes, until nice and golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set it aside to cool.

For the filling

  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer on high speed with the whisk attachment, until light and fluffy.
  • Lower mixer’s speed and add the eggs one at a time, waiting for each egg to be completely incorporated before adding the next.
  • Add the ground almonds and vanilla extract. Continue beating until completely combined.
  • Add the mincemeat over the tart crust and spread evenly.
  • Cover with the almond-egg mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until the filling is cooked through and golden.
  • When ready, remove from heat and set it aside to cool completely.
  • To serve, decorate with whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted almond slivers.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
38 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
74 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
120 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
22 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
43 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
26 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
18 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
2 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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