Sweet Swedish almond tarts

Sweet Swedish almond tarts
These would make an extra special dessert or afternoon tea.

These delicious sweet tarts are surprisingly simple to make. Using pre-made tart cases, so there’s no fiddling around with complicated and difficult pastry recipes, and a super easy to make almond paste, the most difficult part is waiting for them to come out of the oven and cool before you can gobble them up!

They feature a beautiful glazed almond topping, which is just the thing to settle your sweet tooth and satisfy your sugar cravings. 

Ingredients

  • 4 pre-made mini tart cases
  • 200g almond meal
  • 100g sugar
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • 3-5 teaspoons milk
  • 100g almonds, slivered
  • 75g butter, unsalted
  • 75g cream
  • 50g sugar, extra
  • 50g golden syrup
  • Butter, for greasing pan

Method

  1. To make almond paste, mix together almond meal and 100g sugar. Slowly add milk, stirring, until a paste consistency is achieved. 
  2. Preheat oven to 180C.
  3. Combine almonds, butter, cream, remaining sugar, and syrup in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat once sugar has dissolved and mixture has thickened. 
  4. Pour almond paste evenly into tart cases, and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. 
  5. Spread glazed almonds over tops of tarts, and bake for a further 20 minutes. 
  6. Allow to cool before serving. 

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