Nectarine Frangipane Tart
March 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
Is there anything more delicious than a fresh, ripe Nectarine? I just can’t get enough of them at the moment and try to eat them everyday (if my kids don’t finish them all before I get a chance to grab one). I’ve never really cooked with nectarines and wanted to do something quite special with them so I decided to make a tart with them. After much deliberation and research (gosh, I’m making it sound quite serious, aren’t I?), I decided to make a Frangipane tart.
When I was younger I had this idea that frangipane tarts are hard work and that only experienced pastry chefs could pull them off. How silly I was. It could not be easier to make and I was so pleased with the end result. The frangipane had a subtle almond flavour, wasn’t overly sweet and worked perfectly with the sweet almost tart nectarines. I also loved how the nectarines go chewy from the time spent in the oven. Just delicious!
I decided to serve the frangipane tart with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and fresh raspberries to add more fruitiness. My guests loved it and it’s something I’ll definitely be making more often. Easy and delicious, just the way I like it!