Easy Skillet Lemon Almond Cardamom Tart

Easy Skillet Lemon Almond Tart

Sunday morning the family came over for Easter Brunch. We weren’t a big crowd, but there was enough food to feed a small army. I made those Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Gruyere I posted on Friday, little tarts with vanilla honey goat cheese and raspberries, and this Skillet Lemon Almond Tart. My mom brought a huge basket of breads and muffins, coconut bars and other assorted goodies. My mother-in-law brought fruit salad with orange-scented yogurt and cinnamon buns. And of course, the guamosas were flowing. After brunch, I thought I’d never be able to eat again. But that didn’t stop me from snacking on leftover cinnamon buns, fruit, cheese and salami later that night.

Easy Skillet Lemon Almond Tart

And about that tart, when I saw this recipe in the New York Times months ago I knew it would be wonderful. It’s full of things I just love: butter, almonds and lemon. I added one more thing I love: cardamom. This tart is perfect for the non-baker because it lessens the usually complex and tedious tasks of baking – weighing, measuring and leveling – down to something as simple as mixing together a frittata. Because this dessert is essentially just that – a sweet, almondy, lemony frittata. The most perfect accompaniment to a steaming cup of coffee with real cream. I recommend you make one as soon as possible.

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13 Comments

  1. So if it’s a frittata….I can have it for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. Right?

    Love that you added the cardamom. It definitely adds a nice touch.

  2. This is lovely! I love this recipe of tart, i run through the ingredients, and all of them was nice and will definitely complement each to create a harmonious sumptuous taste! If this is a perfect match for coffee, of course this is great! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  3. Mmmm I like the sound of this… perfect for so many occasions!

  4. Lovely tart!

  5. Lovely!!! Sounds like a clafouti. And the addition of cardamom — YUM!

  6. I love almonds, I’ve got to try this Tart. I love your photography. I came across your page from Food Gawker

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  8. Perfect! Baked goods for the non-baker like me. This is definitely going on my list of desserts to try.

  9. Your tart looks gorgeous!

  10. Hello!

    Your blog is a pleasure to read and your photographs are gorgeous.

    Would you mind telling a novice cook/baker how one would grind almonds? I did Google the term, but didn’t know (for this recipe) if I wanted an almond flour or meal texture.

    Thanks :o)

  11. Thanks everyone!

    Beth – I just pulsed them in the food processor until they looked like big breadcrumbs. A blender would work too if you don’t have a FP. Good luck :)

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  13. WOW! This is the most amazing dish I’ve ever made. Seriously. Thank you for posting and I look forward to trying many more of your concoctions!

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