Frangipane Caramel tart
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French Caramel Tart – Made at Bec’s Table Bake Club

French Caramel tart or Frangipane tart with a caramel walnut topping.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s a keeper.

French Caramel tart

Frangipane tart with walnut caramel topping.









I’ve just fixed this recipe to make it website friendly, and I’ve noticed once again its got loads of nuts in it.  I promise I’ll make sure the next recipe I post doesn’t.

This recipe is quick enough to do in our 2 hour Bake Club.  In my book that makes it an easy one. 

Although you can use any nuts you like on top, we chose to use walnuts or pecans in our 3 Bake Club groups. 

Recipe for French Caramel Tart
Caramel Topped Frangipane Tart
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: French
  • Frangipane Mix
  • 125 g Unsalted Butter
  • 125 g Castor sugar
  • 1 Lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g ground almonds
  • 70 g Soft flour (biscuit flour, cake flour or plain if you have neither)
  • Nut Topping
  • 225 g cream
  • 180 g sugar
  • 165 g walnuts/other nuts e.g. pecans (Preferably use a mix of pecans)
  1. Cream the butter and sugar
  2. Add the finely grated lemon zest
  3. Then add eggs gradually
  4. Mix the almonds and flour together
  5. Add into batter
  6. Mix should be smooth but not aerated
  7. Roll out the sweet paste (pastry) to 3mm thick
  8. Line tin
  9. Fill unbaked shell ¾ full with frangipane
  10. Bake until a light brown and set
  11. Remove the tart from the oven and cool
  12. Heat the cream to boiling point (TM: set to 100c/4m/sp 2)
  13. At the same time caramelise the sugar in a heavy-based saucepan on a moderate heat (check out my caramel making for instructions, you can't use the TM here.)
  14. wet the sugar brush down the sides of the pot with water don't stir it.
  15. As soon as it's caramelised to your liking, remove from the heat. You can cool the base of the pan quickly in a sink of water, watch out for the splutters.)
  16. Gradually add the hot cream, stirring to achieve a smooth, creamy caramel
  17. Add the walnuts/ or other nut mix
  18. And stir through
  19. Add the topping to the pastry taking care, not to overfill the tarts
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1 Comment

  • Reply
    29/06/2016 at 11:29 am

    I made this today and it was devine. My guests were amazed. Thank you Bec. x

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