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Apple pear frangipane tart

Apple, pear and almond frangipane tart

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10

This glorious apple, pear and almond frangipane tart is perfect for autumn. It is a stunning centrepiece for afternoon tea and really warms your soul on these colder days. Try this recipe if you really want a showstopper without having to spend hours in the kitchen. 


For the pastry:

  • 175 g plain flour
  • 75 g cold butter
  • 25 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp water

For the frangipane filling:

  • 75 g butter softened
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 75 g ground almonds plus extra for sprinkling (optional, see tip below)
  • ½ tsp almond extract

To decorate:

  • 2 conference pears
  • 2 red apples


  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C. Grease a 28cm (11in) round, loose-bottomed fluted tart tin (3-4cm deep). 

  2. Place the flour and butter in the mixing bowl and pulse until crumbly 1 Sec. / Turbo / 4x

  3. Add the sugar, eggs and ½-1 teaspoon water until the dough just holds together on setting 40 Sec. / Speed 4.

  4. Transfer the pastry onto a floured surface and roll as thinly as possible (1-2mm thick) then use to line the prepare tin, making a small lip around the top. Prick the base of the pastry all over with a fork.

  5. For the filling, place the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl and mix 20 Sec. / Speed 2.5

  6. Add the eggs, ground almonds and almond extract then mix 20 Sec. / Speed 3. Pour on top of the pastry base and level out with the back of a wet spoon. 

  7. Quarter the apples and take out the core. Using a mandolin knife, slice each quarter very thinly. Peel the pears, halve them and scoop out the core. Slice them very thinly widthways, keeping them together. Arrange on the frangipane. Roll an apple slice like a tube. Take another slice and wrap around the roll. Repeat a few more times and place on the frangipane.

  8. Bake in the oven for 45 minutes until golden brown and baked all the way through. Remove from oven, and leave to cool down. Cut off any unwanted pastry and enjoy dusted with icing sugar!
Nutrition Facts
Apple, pear and almond frangipane tart
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Ilana Ewing on February 3, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Hi Sophia , I made this recipe another day but used cherries instead, could not believe how easy and tasty it was, thanks for sharing this recipe! ❤️

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