Frangipane with Roasted Stone Fruit

Frangipane with Roasted Stone Fruit from The Tasty Gardener

You may or may not have noticed that I generally don’t have holiday themed posts.  I can appreciate when others do them, if they are done well; however all that fine detail cutesy stuff just doesn’t float my boat.  I have seen waaaaaaaayyyy too many unrecognizable Santa Claus cookies and misshaped marzipan Easter Bunnies that have allowed me to admit that my skill set is probably not too far off theirs.

With Halloween a couple of days away I’m cringing my way through mummy (dough) wrapped hot dogs and grossly decorated “finger” foods.  Let me be honest, I absolutely loathe Halloween.  I’m not sure where this feeling comes from, probably the recurring Chain Saw Massacre nightmares of my childhood and underlying shyness I had as a kid that kept me from wanting to stand out in the crowd plays a part. Every year I wait patiently for it to pass and I decide which weekend in November is not too soon to put up Christmas decorations.

Costumes were never a problem in my household.  I figure skated as a kid and every year there would be an Ice Skating Carnival – one of those choreographed and themed musical skating things. Every year whatever costume I skated in would inevitability be my costume that October 31st. When I stopped skating my Mom would then take a turn at creating a costume at home.  Bless her heart she meant well but the birthday cake costume (a box I strapped over my body, complete with “icing” and candles) was not ergonomically suited for the small desk we sat in during class.  Sitting on the floor in the front of the room the entire day was the beginning of the end of my celebrating this holiday.

Getting older I have never grown out of my distaste for this day. No bar parties, or house decorating. And while my friends still enjoy a raging Zombie walk year after year I will continue to turn my lights out and pretend nobody is home.

This dessert is definitely not Halloween themed but it’s perfect for fall.

Frangipane with Roasted Stone Fruit from The Tasty Gardener

Frangipane with Roasted Stone Fruit
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Ingredients

  • 12-15 stone fruits, mixture of apricots, nectarines and peaches, sliced
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 pastry shell (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Almond slivers

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a 9" x 13" with the sliced fruit.
  3. In a bowl add the sugar. Scrape the vanilla bean seeds and pods into the sugar and stir until distributed throughout.
  4. Sprinkle sugar evenly over fruit. Spread butter cubes evenly over sugar coated fruit.
  5. Bake in oven until soft and roasted about 45 minutes. Remove from heat. Keep oven at 375 degreesF.
  6. Meanwhile line your tart pan with pastry shell.
  7. In a large bowl combine the almond meal, flour, and salt.
  8. In another bowl attached to you mixer (or mixed by hand) beat together the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract.
  9. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and mix everything together well.
  10. Pour the batter into your pastry shell.
  11. Sprinkle top with almond slivers.
  12. Bake in oven for 30-45minutes or until center is golden brown and puffed. Slice and serve with roasted fruit.
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Comments

  1. I'll pay $100 for a picture of lil Tasty G in that birthday cake costume!
  2. While I get a little more into the Hallowe'en spirit, I haven't really gone in for creepy looking food (at least not on purpose, lol). I did do a celeriac soup one year, since the root itself looks so ghoulish. Your frangipane is something new to me. It looks classic and oh so appealing, especially with those vanilla-scented baked fruits. Time to get baking!

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  1. […] Grill nectarines to caramelize their natural sweetness and add a slice of summer to savoury salads. They also make great desserts when topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and a scoop of ice cream! If you want to stay indoors, use your oven to roast nectarines, as featured in this Frangipane with Roasted Stone Fruit. […]
  2. […] Grill nectarines to caramelize their natural sweetness and add a slice of summer to savoury salads. They also make great desserts when topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and a scoop of ice cream! If you want to stay indoors, use your oven to roast nectarines, as featured in this Frangipane with Roasted Stone Fruit. […]

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