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Rustic Frangipane Rhubarb Tart

Simply Luxurious
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4 people



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter best quality you can find
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2-4 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 teaspoon turbinado sugar


  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 seed pod vanilla bean scraped

Rhubarb Filling

  • 3-4 fresh stalks rhubarb remember to go to the base of the stalk, twist and pull in order to not wound the plant and allow the plant to regenerate for more delicious stalks!
  • 1/8-1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel


  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1-2 tablespoons turbinado sugar

Chantilly Cream

  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar



  • In a food processor or by hand, in a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients for the dough, all except the water and egg. Mix until pea-size dough balls form. Then gradually add the beaten egg (you may not need all of the egg, or you may only need the egg and not the water). The goal is to have the dough just begin to come together. Then stop mixing and form into a ball and flatten gently into a thick disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling for the tart.


  • Add all of the ingredients for Frangipane to a medium-size bowl and mix until smooth. You should have a dark yellow mixture when complete. Then, set aside.

Putting the tart together

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While the oven is preheating, roll out the dough on a surface dusted with both flour and granulated sugar. Roll out dough until to the thickness that is about 1/8" - not too thin, but rolled out enough that you have space for your filling and a 1 1/2 -2" edge to fold over. Place the dough on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Spread the Frangipane on top of the dough, spreading evenly and leaving the outer 1 1/2 -2" edge clean and free of Frangipane as you will fold this over for the edge.
  • If you would like the houndstooth or chevron design, slice the ends of each slice of 3 inch rhubarb at an angle. One half of the slices will need to be sliced on the bias from left to right (tops and bottoms the same), and the other half right to left (tops and bottoms the same). However, what I did is only place the two rows in the center in a houndstooth pattern, and the outside areas, I filled with the rest of the rhubarb that had been trimmed off the middle slices as to use every bit of the rhubarb stalk. A little organized, a little rustic, a lot of scrumptious deliciousness.
  • Place the rhubarb on top of the Frangipane in the pattern of your choice. Sprinkle the sugar and salt on top of the rhubarb before folding. Fold the edge over the rhubarb, pulling 2-3 inches up and over at a time and at a slight angle, so that the next 2-3 inches can overlap. It will be rough and rustic, just try to seal the edges/corners so no goodness oozes out (but if it does, that is okay as well, as you have placed it on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
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  • Brush the edges of the dough with a beaten egg and then sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons of trubinado sugar. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm topped with chantilly cream and a hot cuppa.

Chantilly Cream

  • In a mixing bowl while the tart is baking, combine the cream, vanilla and sugar. With a hand mixer whip until soft peaks form. You can place in the refrigerator until you wish to enjoy on top of the tart.
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