Berry Tart with Orange Frangipane Filling
Frangipane is just a classic French tart filling made with almonds. Serve it
with rich vanilla ice cream, heavy cream whipped with some additional Grand
Marnier, or just plain.
1 sheet thawed frozen puff pastry
3/4 cup slivered blanched almonds
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. flour
6 tbsp. softened unsalted butter
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. pure almond extract
1/2 tsp. pure orange extract
2 tbsp. Grand Marnier, divided
1 pint strawberries
1 pint blueberries
2 tbsp. seedless strawberry preserves
Preheat the oven to 375º F.
Remove the puff pastry from the packaging and gently press into a well buttered
baking pan. Chill the pastry while making the frangipane.
Place the almonds, sugar, and flour into a food processor and process until the
mixture is very fine. Add the butter, egg, extracts, and 1 tbsp. Grand Marnier
and process until light and fluffy. Spread the frangipane evenly onto the
Bake the tart for 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Loosely cover the frangipane
with aluminum foil and return to the oven. Bake for an additional 10 to 15
minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown. Place the tart on a wire rack and
cool to room temperature. While the tart is cooling, wash, hull and slice the
Remove the tart from the pan if desired and place on a serving dish. Arrange the
strawberries and blueberries gently on top of the frangipane.
In a small heavy saucepan mix together the preserves and remaining 1 tbsp. Grand
Marnier. Melt over medium low heat until the mixture is smooth. Carefully brush
the melted preserve mixture over the fruit. Serve at room temperature or
Makes 8 servings.