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The Italian Almond Tart recipe

Here is the The Italian Almond Tart or Torta Sbrisolona. Great served with a cup of coffee or a glass of sweet dessert wine, sbrisolona will win your favor with its crumbly texture and simple yet irresistible flavor.



SERVING: Yield 6 servings


  • 1½ pounds all-purpose flour
  • 1¼pounds unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 pound granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces egg yolks
  • ½ ounce baking powder
  • Zest from 1 lemon, grated
  • 1¾ ounces almonds, chopped
  • 7/8 pounds cornmeal or polenta


  1. Heat an oven to 350°F. Butter a springform pan.
  2. Blend all of the ingredients in a large bowl, rubbing the butter between your fingers to blend it into the other ingredients and create a “pebbles and sand” texture.
  3. Lightly press the mixture into the pan.
  4. Sprinkle the top with the chopped almonds.
  5. Bake the tart in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  6. Serve as Almond tart dessert, breakfast or an afternoon dolce.


Source: Eataly




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