Rhubarb and Orange Frangipane Tart
This delicious, nourishing and low sugar tart is quick and easy to make and a fabulous summer dessert. Rhubarb is in-season right now and it’s a high fibre vegetable which is great for supporting sluggish digestion. It has a very impressive nutrient profile and is also a wonderful source of many protective antioxidants.
Serves 12, Prep 15, Cook 20-30
Bunch young rhubarb, trimmed to 10cm pieces
140g (1¼ cup) almond meal
30g (¼ cup) arrowroot
1 tablespoon sweetener (rice malt, maple syrup or honey)
35g butter, room temperature
1-2 tablespoons water
100g butter, room temperature
85g (¼ cup) sweetener (rice malt, maple syrup or honey)
1 free-range or organic egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
½ teaspoon cardamon, ground
Zest one orange
115g (1 cup) almond meal
2 tablespoons sweetener (rice malt, maple syrup or honey)
2 tablespoons orange juice
Begin with the base. In a food processor mix the almond meal, arrowroot, sweetener and butter until well combined.
Add 1 tablespoon of water and mix again. It should come together into a dough that holds together when pinched. If it’s still a little dry, add the second tablespoon of water.
Press firmly into a greased, springform tart tin and pop into the fridge whilst you make the frangipane.
Pre-heat your oven to 180℃ (fan-forced).
Without washing your food processor (from making the base), beat the butter, sweetener, egg, vanilla, cardamon and orange zest until it is thick and creamy.
Fold in the almond meal. Remove the base from the fridge and speed the frangipane over the base.
Arrange the rhubarb over the top of the tart.
Mix the orange juice and sweetener together until combined. Drizzle over the tart and place into the oven immediately.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until the tart is golden brown on top and the frangipane is set (in the middle it will puff up and be golden).
Serve warm with creme fraiche or coconut yoghurt.
Leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container (its also delicious cold). It can also be frozen.
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