Raspberry chia seed jam and a sweet almond paste make this low carb, gluten-free Raspberry Frangipane Tart a healthy and indulgent dessert.
I’ve always loved cooking, but food blogging affords me a glimpse into a culinary world I heretofore didn’t know existed. I’ve read plenty of cookbooks and cooking magazines, watched hours of cooking television, read essays by professional food writers. All of which is lovely and informative and inspiring. But discovering food blogs was like walking through the wardrobe into Narnia. Getting real peeks into the lives of home cooks, finding out what they make day to day, the tried and true recipes they use, the experiments they try, their triumphs, their failures, was a glorious revelation. Self-publishing on the internet has allowed us all a greater access into all things culinary, and many of these cooks, while they may lack a popular cooking show/trendy restaurant/Michelin star, are extraordinarily talented people. I have learned so much from so many of them.
Like so many things in the culinary world, frangipane tarts go by a few other names as well. In this case, Bakewell Tarts appear to be just about the same thing as Frangipane Tarts. I’ve been eyeing both on many blogs, and laughed to see my friend Gerry of Foodness Gracious post a version with cranberries and white chocolate (his was gluten-y and sugar-y), a few days after I created mine. But I was apparently in no rush to post these. I’ve been sitting on them for over 2 months now and now seems the perfect time.
Raspberry Frangipane Tarts – Low Carb and Gluten-Free
- For the crust, preheat oven to 325F and grease 4 4-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Alternatively, you can do this in one large 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom.
- In food processor, combine almond flour, sweetener, and salt. Pulse a few times to combine. Sprinkle butter over top and pulse until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
- Transfer to a bowl and stir in egg white until dough comes together. Divide evenly among prepared tart pans and press into bottom and up sides.
- Prick bottoms all over with a fork and bake 10 minutes. Remove and let cool 15 minutes.
- For filling, spread tart bottoms with 1 tablespoon of jam each.
- In food processor, combine almond flour, softened butter, sweetener, egg, egg yolk and almond extract. Process on low until smooth and creamy.
- Divide mixture between tarts and spread over jam. Sprinkle with sliced almonds.
- Bake 30 minutes or until puffed and set. If your crusts are browning too quickly, cover with foil while continuing to bake.
- Remove and let cool.