This easy almond tart has only ten minutes of prep and seven ingredients. It is amazing with fresh berries or a dollop of all fruit jam. Since it can be made ahead it is a perfect dessert for Easter or any other celebration. This easy tart recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
Pregnancy cravings are funny things. I haven't been wanting sweets as often as I used to. And only particular ones when I do. I'm reading a new book series set in Scotland in the 1700s and they casually mentioned an almond tart.
And my eyes stopped. And my brain started thinking about how I could make an almond tart because I needed to eat one as soon as possible.
I already have a pie crust recipe I enjoy and I thought the cookie dough I use for my pignoli cookies (which is almond-based) would work perfectly in an Italian almond tart. I was right. This is subtle on its own but pairing with jam or fresh berries makes it amazing. It would be good as a brunch dessert as well.
How to make an almond tart
This almond tart is simple to make.
- Make a crust with almond flour in your food processor. Press into a tart pan.
- Make a filling, basically a homemade almond paste, in the same food processor. Spread on top of the crust.
- Top with slivered almonds.
- Bake. Enjoy!
Almond Tart Crust Ingredients
- almond flour
- coconut flour
Almond Tart Filling Ingredients
- slivered almonds
- egg whites
- almond extract
- fresh berries or all-fruit jam, to serve (optional)
Can I make this with other nuts?
Sure! Feel free to sub in another nut flour in the crust, or nuts in the filling or topping.
What tart pan should I use?
I have a few different shaped tart pans. A classic round pan, a rectangle pan, and a heart pan I rarely use. They are inexpensive and make a simple dessert look impressive. This recipe should work in any of those pans or would make about four 4-inch mini-tarts. I used a 9 inch round tart pan.
How to serve the almond tart
I like to serve this almond tart with fresh berries or jam.
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Pie Crust Ingredients:
- 1 ⅓ cups almond flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon coconut flour
- 2 tablespoon cold butter
- 1.5 teaspoon cold water
- 2.5 cups slivered almonds divided
- ½ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- ¼ cup egg whites
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- fresh berries or all fruit jam to serve
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix the pie crust ingredients in a food processor until the dough comes together. Press into the bottom and slightly up the sides of a tart pan.
- Process 2 cups of the slivered almonds and the sweetener in the food processor for 5 minutes, scraping down the sides occasionally. Add the egg whites and almond extract. Process until it comes together and is about the consistency of peanut butter. Spread onto the prepared crust using wet hands. Sprinkle the slivered almonds on top and press down lightly.
- Bake for 20 minutes until slightly golden and firm to the touch. Cool completely before removing the sides of the pan. Serve with fresh berries or jam.
This looks delicious. I can't eat eggs. Have you tried any versions with something replacing the egg whites in the filling?
I have not. Maybe another reader has and can chime in. If I think of a substitute I'll let you know 🙂
Apple sauce is a great substitute if you cannot have eggs. 1/4 cup Apple sauce is equal to 1 egg. This allows your baked items to not turn out too dry.
Does it freeze well? Or better fresh?
It freezes well. I've been sneaking pieces out of the freezer for breakfast 🙂
Tanya Brillhart says
Could we use THM baking blend in place of the almond flour in the crust?
Yes, just use a tiny bit less.
R. Marie says
This was delicious, nice almond flavor but I think my 11-inch tart pan was too big.
What size TART PAN did you use?
Thank you 🙂 kindly.
Mine is 9 inch.
I'm currently dairy-free due to nursing a colicky baby. Do you think ghee or coconut oil would work for the butter?
Yes. Either should work.