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Ingredients

250g ready made dessert shortcrust pastry (or make own)
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
250g cherry pie filling
85g softened butter
150g ground almonds
50g plain flour
50ml milk

Use a 23cm tart tin. Serves 8.



Method

1. Roll out pastry. When the dough is about 5cm larger than the tin, lift it up draped over the rolling pin and lay it across the tart tin. Press the dough into the corners of the tin using your fingers, don’t trim off the edges and prick with fork. Chill for 30 mins.

2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Fill the pastry case with a round of baking paper and add baking beans to weigh it down. Bake for 15 mins, then carefully remove the paper and beans and cook the pastry for 5 more minutes.

3. Reduce oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Beat together the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy, about 1 min. Stir in the almonds and eggs. Then add the flour and milk until well incorporated.

4. Spread the cherry pie filling into the pastry case, then add the frangipane mixture and smooth the top using the back of a metal spoon. Bake for 45-50 mins until the pastry is crisp and golden, and the filling is golden and feels firm to the touch.

5. Cool the tart for 10 mins in the tin, then lift onto a serving plate.


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