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                           PRUNE AND ALMOND TART
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Fruits
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5       dl           Brewed hot strong black tea
                         - such as Earl Grey (*)
    1       lb           Prunes -- pitted
   35       g            Whole almonds -- unblanched
    1                    Egg -- lightly beaten
    5       tb           Granulated sugar
    2       tb           Plum eau-de-vie -- or brandy
    1 7/8   dl           Heavy cream
    1                    Flaky sweet pastry shell
                         - partially baked and cooled
    1       tb           Confectioners' sugar
 
   Units conversion: 5 dl hot tea ò cups; 35 g almonds ñ/4 cup; 1 7/8 dl
   cream ó/4 cup)
   
   (*) Be sure to make a good, strong tea (about 1 tablespoon of loose Earl
   Grey to 5 dl of water).
   
   At least 1 hour before preparing the tart, pour the hot tea over the
   prunes. Set aside to marinate.
   
   Preheat the oven to 190 oC (375 oF).
   
   Grind the almonds to a fine powder.
   
   Add the egg, sugar, eau-de-vie and cream. Process until very smooth.
   
   Thoroughly drain the prunes, discarding the soaking liquid. Carefully
   arrange the prunes in the cooled tart shell (2 layers). Pour the almond
   filling over the prunes.
   
   Place the tart in the center of the oven, and bake until the filling is set
   and the tart shell is nicely browned, about 45 minutes.
   
   Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the confectioners' sugar. Cool on a
   rack.
   
   Serve at room temperature.
   
   From: Patricia Wells, Bistro cooking, Arrow, 1992, ISBN 0-09-992340-8
  
 
 
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