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Tarte de Amendoa – Portuguese Almond Tart

The Portuguese love their almonds and this Tarte de Amendoa is simply sublime and wonderful.
By Michelle M. Winner

Portuguese Almond Tart

One of Portugal’s well-known legends tells of how almond trees came to be part of the landscape of the southern region when an Arab prince, concerned that his wife from a northern country, missed the snow so much she was depressed. The prince ordered the planting of almond trees, whose blossoming created the illusion of fields covered with snow.
As to the validity of this romantic and highly lyrical legend, who cares?! The Portuguese love their almonds and this Tarte de Amendoa is simply sublime.

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Tarte de Amendoa, Portuguese Almond Tart
 
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One of Portugal’s well-known legends tells of how almond trees came to be part of the landscape of the southern region when an Arab prince, concerned that his wife from a northern country, missed the snow so much she was depressed. The prince ordered the planting of almond trees, whose blossoming created the illusion of fields covered with snow. As to the validity of this romantic and highly lyrical legend, who cares?! The Portuguese love their almonds and this Tarte de Amendoa is simply sublime.
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
For the dough:
  • 150 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 120g margarine (or butter)
For the filling:
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g margarine
  • 150 g of almonds
  • 150 ml milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F and butter a tart pan (with a removable bottom.)
Make the crust dough;
  1. Combine dry ingredients, sift together, set aside
  2. Cream sugar and margarine (or butter) together.
  3. Beat in eggs.
  4. Add to dry and combine.
  5. Place this mixture in the greased tarteira ( tart pan) and spread out and up sides of pan. Level the bottom out flat and evenly.
  6. Put the oven to bake for 8-15 minutes until lightly golden brown, watch carefully. Remove from oven and set aside.
Filling:
  1. Combine milk, sugar and margarine (or butter) in saucepan.
  2. Cook over med- hi heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Bring to boil until thick.
  4. Add the almonds.
  5. Pour immediately into tart shell ( before it gets too stiff.)
  6. Place tart back in oven to brown the top of the almonds lightly.( 5 minutes)
Notes
It is highly recommended that you do this recipe using the weight and liquid measurements as written. Conversion to cups is not as accurate.
Michelle M. Winner

Michelle M. Winner

Michelle was born with bags packed and a fork in her hand. As a culinary travel writer and confirmed foodophile she delights in the discovery of new flavor profiles, spices, salts and herbs. Based in one of the world's foodie meccas; Portland, Oregon, not far from Pinot Noir heaven, she shares food news and chef's recipes. Her photography has appeared in Saveur Magazine and her column Culinary Traveler has appeared in Forbes online, WSJ online, Business Insider and Condé Nast Digital Media. As President of The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Assoc. and a confirmed globetrotter; she still keeps her bags packed and fork in hand (well . . . except through airport security.)

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Originally Published: March 1, 2013

One Response to Tarte de Amendoa – Portuguese Almond Tart

  1. Vanessa Reply

    October 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I just made it and am delighted with the result!

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