Plum and Almond Tart
from Pure Dessert
1/2 cup unblanched or blanched whole almonds
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/8 tsp almond extract
3/4 cup flour
3/8 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp firm butter or margarine
4 large or 6 smaller plums, quartered
Preheat the oven to 375. Butter a nine inch tart pan and set aside.
Place the nuts, sugar, salt and almond extract in the bowl of your food processor.
Process until finely ground.
Add the flour and baking powder and pulse to mix thoroughly.
Add the egg and margarine,
and pulse until no flour remains and it begins to clump around the blade.
Press the dough evenly into the prepared tart pan.
Arrange the slices of fruit decoratively around the crust.
Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the crust is nice and golden. Cool on a wire rack.