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Almond Torte

Almond Torte
2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)
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Yield: Serves 8-10

Extremely sweet dessert that should be served warm. The filling is wall-to-wall almonds, beautifully glazed with a sugar-cream syrup. This will keep for several days. Greenville Inn, Greenville, Maine

CRUST

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 ounces butter (3/4 stick)
  • 2 egg yolks

Instructions:

Combine flour, sugar, and butter as you would for pie crust. Add egg yolks and mix until combined. Press into pie pan or pan with removable bottom. (If using a springform pan press mixture up sides about an inch.) Bake 10 minutes at 325 degrees. Meanwhile, prepare the filling.

FILLING

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces sliced almonds (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions:

Combine cream, sugar, and salt. Bring to boil over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Simmer over medium to medium low heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add almonds and almond extract. Pour into crust and bake at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
Updated Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

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One Response to Almond Torte

  1. Cynthia Cicale April 23, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    I had made some desserts for a party I was having. I had some leftover ingredients. I happened to see this recipe and thought I would give it shot. Well, let me tell you, it is going to be the hit of the party. It was suggested to serve with a little bit of ice cream.

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