Sunday, January 2, 2011

Almond Joy Tart


When I saw the Almond Joy tart on the list for BAKED Sunday Mornings, I knew I’d make it while home for Christmas because my Father loves the candy bar. I wound up making it as a dessert for our Christmas dinner and it was so good, I decided to make it again on my return home.

BAKED Sunday Mornings is an online baking group who are baking through Baked Explorations: New Frontiers in Baking. I’ve missed quite a few of the recipes the group has done but I’ve enjoyed following along and seeing everyone else’s creations. Now that the rush of the holiday baking season is over, I’m going to be joining in more and I’m looking forward to it.

You can join in too if you like- check out the web page for BAKED Sunday Mornings.

Almond Joy Tart

If you’re interested in the recipe for the tart, it’s posted on the BAKED Sunday Mornings site. This is a pretty simple tart to prepare but the dough can be tricky to work with because it’s quite sticky. Make sure it is well chilled and work quickly! The recipe as written in the book calls for making individual mini tarts but I don’t have that kind of time, gear, or patience. I think it worked well as a full sized tart- I used a 9” pan and the ingredient quantities as written were sufficient.

21 comments:

  1. Oh I love Almond Joys, I am going to follow your link to the recipe page and book mark this one, it looks amazing!
    *kisses* HH

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  2. Your tart could not look more perfect or delicious! Did you use large flake coconut?

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  3. Shelley, how long did you bake the full-size tart for? Looks delish!

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  4. Making a full size tart is a good idea, looks delicious!

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  5. Great photos! I also made a larger tart as well as several minis with the leftover dough. Nice job!

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  6. wouaouh, what a yummy recipe and photos
    Best wishes for 2011.
    bises from France
    Delphine

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  7. I absolutely love coconut; this sounds amazing!

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  8. Thanks, all, for your kind words! I wish you were all here to eat a piece of this delicious tart with me!

    @Little Baker Bunny- this time I used the large flake b/c the store was out of the macaroon coconut I used the first time I made the tart. I liked it- I think it gave a good consistency to the filling.

    @Melanie- I baked the tart shell about 30 m total. I just kept eyeballing the color until it looked golden but not browned.

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  9. this looks amazing! i love almond joy..i cant wait to make this for my mom and sis..im sure they will love it! thanks for sharing this.

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  10. @Black Book Thanks! Hope you're family enjoys as much as mine did!

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  11. What a beautiful tart-your photos are fantastic !

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  12. I'm regretting not having used that book yet! This looks fantastic. The filling and the chocolate top layer have me craving sweets first thing this morning!

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  13. Shelley, your almond joy tart looks fantastic...so elegantly presented, and I love the combination of coconut, chocolate and almond...so yummie! Happy New Year Shelley, to you and your family :-)

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  14. @Seattle Pastry Girl, Lisa, and Juliana- Thanks for the kind words. Happy New Year to you all!

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  15. This looks divine! As soon as I come out of my holiday coma I plan to make it!!! Happy New Year and Happy Cooking in 2011!

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  16. I have a copy of Baked Explorations myself. I've actually never tried any of their recipes. But this tart is one that I have mentally bookmarked - it looks interesting.
    And yours turned out beautifully!!!

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  17. Yum, Yum, Yum! I love Almond Joy, this tart looks fabulous!

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  18. @Ur Mom, Idie, and Susan- Thanks! Looking forward to seeing all of your beautiful creations in teh new year!

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  19. Looks fab! I used a 9" pan too. loved it!

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  20. I've never been to the US but I used to devour the Babysitter's Club books as a kid (the shame!) and remember dreaming about all the junk food they talked about - Hohos (what a name!) Twinkies and Almond Joys. This I7m sure is far more elegant but fun nonetheless ^_^

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