Now you can have your cake and eat pie too. Halfway between Cake Town and Pieville, there's a little spot called Frangipane Junction where almond cake and flaky buttery pastry merge to show off your favorite summer fruits in the most impressive fashion. Bring this to a picnic and your friends will ask what bakery you went to. Garnished here with creme fraiche and lime zest.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
For the Tart:
For the Filling:
For the Glaze:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place 1 piece of puff pastry on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Lightly moisten one of the short edges with water. Connect the end of the other puff pastry to the moistened edge. Press pieces together to form a long rectangle, trimming off loose ends with a dough scraper as needed.

  • Cut the third puff pastry piece lengthwise into 1-inch strips. Moisten the outer edges of the long rectangle with your finger; stick the pastry strips on top. Poke shallow holes all over the bottom of the dough using a fork. Do not prick the raised border.

  • Bake pastry shell in the preheated oven until it starts to turn golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Readjust the borders and push the bottom down with the flat side of a fork. Let cool completely while preparing the filling.

  • Place butter and 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar in a bowl; smear together using a spatula until combined. Whisk in egg until mixture is creamy. Add almond flour, salt, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Mix thoroughly. Cut each pluot into 6 wedges. Fill pastry shell with the almond paste. Stick the pluots snugly, but not too deeply, into the filling.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned and almond filling is set, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer tart onto a wire rack and let cool completely, at least 40 minutes.

  • Combine apricot jam and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Bring to a boil in the microwave. Let cool until warm. Brush glaze over the cooled tart.

Tips

Chef's Notes:

Feel free to substitute puff pastry with pie dough.

Use any stone fruit you prefer.

Very finely ground blanched almonds can be substituted for the almond flour if desired.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 29mg; sodium 204.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2018
This turned out delicious. I didn't make any changes to the recipe and used apricots as my stone fruit. It took one package (2 sheets) of puff pastry to make the crust, with some cutting and rearranging like Chef John shows in the video. I'll definitely make this again -- very simple and everyone seemed to enjoy it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2018
This turned out delicious. I didn't make any changes to the recipe and used apricots as my stone fruit. It took one package (2 sheets) of puff pastry to make the crust, with some cutting and rearranging like Chef John shows in the video. I'll definitely make this again -- very simple and everyone seemed to enjoy it! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2018
This was delicious. I used pluots also but used pie crust dough. Over cooked the crust a bit when precooking it so it was a little crispy. I also used hazelnut four and withheld the almond extract because I had some on hand and it still turned out great! Very simple and looks stunning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2020
I made this as frangipane filling stuffed pastry, no fruit. It turned out great!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2020
Lovely use of frangipane and fresh fruit Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2020
Pressed PuffPastry into tall start shell forms, and due to space restrictions, filled them with frangipane only, but holy frickin cow this recipe is awesome. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2018
I made this just as the recipe states. It was great and the family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/06/2020
it was ;hard to make. The crust didn't hold up well and fell apart. It tasted terrific. I would try it again. Read More
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