• Sarah L Samuels

Rhubarb Frangipani Tart

Updated: May 20, 2021

For me any recipe with almonds in is a winner and this recipe will not disappoint. I have paired the almonds with my homemade rhubarb jam in this recipe and topped with more rhubarb and flaked almonds.

This is a delicious almond tart with a nice thin buttery pastry case which not only looks great but tastes it too!!!

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What is frangipani?

Frangipani is an almond filling made from a mixture of butter, eggs, ground almonds, sugar, and flour.

How to make the Rhubarb Frangipani tart

Start by making the pastry. You can do this by hand or in a food processor. You need to rub the butter into the flour and sugar until you have fine breadcrumbs.

Then add the egg and combine using the pulse function (if using the food processor) so you do not overwork the dough. Keep pulsing until a ball of pastry starts to form. If making by hand mix in the egg and use your hands to form the dough.

The pastry then needs to be wrapped and placed in the fridge to keep cool.

Next to make the filling put the flour, soft butter, sugar, almonds, eggs and almond extract into the bowl of a stand mixer or you can use a hand mixer. Mix until it is pale in colour.

Take the pastry out of the fridge and lightly flour the work surface and roll out the pastry and line the tart tin.

Trim the edges and spread an even layer of rhubarb jam on the base. Jam recipe

Then put the filling on top of the rhubarb jam and level.

Finally arrange some sliced rhubarb on the top then add the blanched almonds and bake until golden brown.



200g Plain Flour

45g Icing Sugar

100g Cold Cubed Unsalted Butter

1 Large Egg


100g Self Raising Flour

100g Unsalted Butter (room temperature)

100g Caster Sugar

60g Ground Almonds

2 Large Eggs

1/2 tsp Almond Extract

5 tbsp Rhubarb Jam

Blanched Almonds for decoration

1 stick of rhubarb for decoration (optional)


  1. Pastry Put the flour, sugar and butter into a food processor and pulse until you have fine breadcrumbs. Alternatively rub the butter into the flour and sugar by hand until you have fine breadcrumbs.

  2. Add the egg and combine in the food processor or by hand until the pastry forms a ball.

  3. Wrap in cling film or similar and transfer to fridge to keep cool.

  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade (160 fan) or Gas Mark 4.

  5. Filling Put the flour, butter, sugar, almonds, eggs and almond extract into the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until it is pale in colour.

  6. Line a 36 x 12cm (14” x 4¾”) Rectangular, fluted edge, tart tin with the pastry and spread the rhubarb jam in a smooth even layer.

  7. Spread the filling on top of the rhubarb jam, add the sliced rhubarb (if using) then finally add the blanched almonds.

  8. Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.

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Sarah's Extra Slice........

I do not blind bake my Bakewell tart case as the pastry always bakes well without needing to. My rectangular fluted edge tin measure 36 x 12cm (14” x 4¾”).

You can easily make your own jam but if you don’t have time to make it then always buy a good quality one with a high fruit content.

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