Gluten Free Mirabelle Plum and Apple Frangipani Tart

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A wonderful summer tart made with sweet mirabelle plums and juicy apples nestled into a layer of frangipani.


In Greece we call these small yellow/orange plums 'patratzikia', but I'm unsure if they are the same as mirabelles. Similar perhaps, but any type of sweet plum will work for this recipe.

SERVINGS.

8-10 Slices

PREP TIME.

30 Minutes

COOK TIME.

35 Minutes

INGREDIENTS.

For the pastry:


For the frangipani filling:

  • 150g of unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 100g of coconut sugar

  • 150g ground almonds

  • 2 medium eggs, room temperature

  • 30g of plain gluten-free flour

  • ½ tsp almond essence 


For the topping:

  • Approx 20 mirabelles (or other plums of choice), stoned and halved.

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and cut into thin slices

  • Sprinkle of cinnamon 

  • Drizzle of honey (or maple syrup)

METHOD.

  1. Make the shortcrust pastry and leave to chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

  3. Roll the dough to approx 4mm thick between to sheets of baking paper, and lay into a 9" tart tin (with removable base preferably) and chill again in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

  4. Prick the base and sides with a fork and place one of the pieces of baking paper into it with baking beads/weights on top.

  5. Parbake around 70%, in the middle of the oven for approx 20 minutes or until lightly golden.

  6. While the pastry is baking, make the frangipane filling. Beat the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy.

  7. Crack in the eggs, mixing well after each one until all of the eggs have been fully incorporated into the mixture. 

  8. Fold in the gluten free flour and ground almonds until combined.

  9. With a knife, trim off any excess pastry from around the top edge and evenly fill the tart with the frangipane. 

  10. Layer the fruit on top, fanning the apples around and carefully placing the mirabelles in between.

  11. Sprinkle with cinnamon and a drizzle of Greek honey or maple syrup over the apples and bake for a further 15 minutes. 

  12. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin on a wire rack.


Storage:


  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge or at room temperature. It will keep for 3-4 days.

SERVE THIS WITH.

  • A dollop of Greek yoghurt

  • Whipped double cream

  • Vanilla ice cream

HEALTH BENEFITS.

Almonds - are high in protein and fibre and are an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids and Vitamin E. (Source)


Mirabelles - are a small yellow plums and are a rich source of in vitamin C, one of the most potent natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents. (Source)


Apples - contain pectin, a type of fibre that acts as a prebiotic which means it feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Apples are also a good source of fibre and vitamin C. (Source)


Eggs (organic) - are incredibly nutritious, a great source of protein, healthy fats and they help elevate levels of HDL (the "good") cholesterol, which is linked to a lower risk of many diseases. (Source)


Ceylon (True) cinnamon - is loaded with powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. (Source)


Greek honey - is nutritionally dense and filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. (Source)

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