Italian Cherry and Almond Tart (Dairy & Gluten Free)
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5 from 3 votes

Italian Cherry and Almond Tart (Dairy & Gluten Free)

This healthy, Italian Cherry and Almond Tart is a dairy and gluten free version of the popular Cherry Frangipane Tart only made with wholesome ingreddients.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Cherry Almond Tart, Cherry Tart, Frangipane Tart, Gluten Free Cherry Tart
Servings: 8 slices
Author: Ambra Torelli

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cherries

For the Gluten Free Shortbread Crust:

For the Frangipane Filling:

Toppings:

Instructions

  • Wash the cherries, cut them in half and remove the pit
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C (350 F)
  • Combine all ingredients for the shortbread crust (except for the jam) in a food processor and pulse until you a nice ball of dough.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out the dough on a sheet of parchment paper until 8 mm (1/3”) thick.
  • Transfer the shortbread crust in a baking pan (18 cm / 7 inch diameter), poke it with a fork and spread a layer of cherry jam on top.
  • Bake for 10 minutes while you prepare the frangipane layer.
  • Combine the egg whites with the coconut sugar in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until soft peaks form (this will take 1 or 2 minutes).
  • Add in the almond or hazelnut flour, together with the vanilla extract and coconut milk, and mix them in very slowly, moving your fork from the bottom to the top, always going in the same direction.
  • Lastly, chop 1/3 of the cherries you halved and add them in the frangipani mixture together with the baking powder and fold them in gently.
  • Take the shortbread crust out of the oven (it only needs to pre-bake for 10 minutes) and cover it with cherry halves.
  • Pour the frangipane mixture on top of your Italian cherry and almond pie, decorate with the leftover cherry halves (optionally you can sprinkle some more coconut sugar and some pine nuts on top), and bake your gluten free cherry pie for 35 more minutes.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

NOTE: I added the Amazon links of all the items so that you understand exactly what I used, but I encourage you to shop locally and purchase these items from your favorite organic or health food store. Remember, we always 'vote' with the money we spend ;)

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice