Italian Almond Tart

Crumbly and Nutty, Vanilla and Almond Tart
Crumbly and Nutty, Vanilla and Almond Tart
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¾ cup (4 ounces) Almonds natural
1 Egg yolks large
1 tbsp Orange zest finely grated
¼ tsp Almond extract pure
¼ tsp Vanilla extract pure
1 cup plus 2 tbsp All-purpose flour
6 tbsp Cornmeal fine
½ tsp Kosher Salt
7 tbsp Unsalted butter cold, cut into ½-inch pieces
⅓ cup Granulated sugar
3 tbsp Brown sugar
For Serving:
roasted Red Grapes
Champagne champagne sabayon

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Italian Almond Tart


Travelling all the way from Northern Italy to the United States, I just had to bring this Italian Almond Tart recipe with me and paired with roasted red grapes and Champagne Sabayon, you’ll soon feel like you’re sitting right in the beautiful streets of Italy.

A wonderful ladies’ luncheon dessert or afternoon tea. A crumbly and nutty tart that will have you wanting more and more!

To make Italian Almond Tart, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Italian Almond Tart

Steps to make Italian Almond Tart


Preheat oven and prepare baking pan


Preheat the oven to 350 °F and grease a 9-inch springform pan with butter.


Toast almonds


Evenly spread out ¾ cup of natural almonds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until toasted and golden. Keep the oven at 350 °F.


Chop almonds


Roughly chop the toasted almonds. Set aside.


Combine wet ingredients


In a mixing bowl, whisk 1 large egg with 1 tablespoon of orange zest, ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon of almond extract.


Combine dry ingredients


In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 cup + 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour with 6 tablespoons of cornmeal and ½ teaspoon of salt.


Add butter


Use a pastry blender to cut or your hands to crumble in 7 tablespoons of cold butter until the mixture is crumbly and resembles a coarse meal.


Add sugars and almonds


Add ⅓ cup of granulated sugar, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and the toasted and chopped almonds. Stir to combine through the mixture.


Add wet ingredients


Using your hands, gently mix in the wet ingredients mixture until you have a crumbly dough.




Transfer the dough to the prepared springform pan and loosely press in and roughly smooth over the top. Bake in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes until dark golden. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.



Traditionally served in torn, large pieces with roasted red grapes and Champagne Sabayon.

I love sharing recipes from my travels around the globe and this Italian Almond Tart quickly became top of my list! Do you have other favorite travel recipes? Please share them with me and use our hashtag #cookmerecipes in your own blogs and posts.

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Total Reviews: 9
Arely Baab

Made these for the kids, they loved it and wanted more on the table, really good snack, I'd definitely recommend making.

Celina Marmolejos

These were VERY good, I added a bit more sugar and It's absolutely perfect now! Sharing this Almond tart recipe with all my family, thanks for sharing :)

Devyn Fedigan

Almonds don't cut it for me but this tart recipe was actually quite good, I brought some to work and everyone thought it was store bought! really good almond tart dessert thanks for sharing it with us.

Ivana Canidate

My Italian tart turned out great, this is a really good recipe for those who want to stay healthy but enjoy something sweet once in a while, a bit of a mess to clean up but worth it!

Haddie Barthalow

I don't like how crunchy it is, I prefer a smooth texture and I thought the oven would soften up the almonds a bit but it's still too hard to chew, it's good for people who like crunchy things but it doesn't work for me. I'd recommend this dessert for anyone with a love of crispy snacks, still tasty but I think I'll stick with the Apple rose tart instead.

Roxanne Bredl

Wow did not expect these to turn out as tasty as they are, love it.

Wren Soscia

My hubby loves these a bunch! I make them for dessert every spaghetti Monday, super crunchy delight!

Miyah Finkley

In my opinion it's a little too hard and dry but other than that it does taste pretty good! Wouldn't recommend for anyone with dentures though! :)


Amazing! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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