Tarte à l’Alsacienne (Alsace Tart)


Tarte à l’Alsacienne is a traditional tart from the Alsace region of France. It is made with a shortcrust pastry base, and a filling of cream, eggs, sugar, and almond flour. The tart is then baked until the filling is set and the pastry is golden brown.

Ingredients:

-1 shortcrust pastry dough
-1/2 cup (100ml) heavy cream
-2 eggs
-1/4 cup (50g) sugar
-1/4 cup (30g) almond flour

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C).

2. Roll out the pastry dough on a floured surface, and use it to line a 9-inch (23cm) tart pan. Trim the excess pastry from the edges.

3. In a bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs, sugar, and almond flour. Pour the mixture into the pastry-lined tart pan.

4. Bake the tart for 30-35 minutes, or until the filling is set and the pastry is golden brown.

Potential changes & improvements:

-You could use a different type of flour in the filling, such as hazelnut or chestnut flour.
-You could add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the filling.
-You could top the tart with sliced almonds before baking.

Works Well With…

-Tarte à l’Alsacienne goes well with a cup of coffee or tea.

Common Mistakes:

-Over-baking the tart will result in a dry filling.

Nutritional Information:

Allergens:

-Eggs
-Almonds


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