Raspberry & Almond Bakewell Tart

This Raspberry & Almond Bakewell Tart from The Great British Baking Show is the perfect sweet treat to make for someone you love. Or just for yourself, because self-care is important. 🤣

Last week, we had a “big-ish” snow storm. It started snowing mid morning, and by late that night, we had around 8 inches.

The “view” from my living room– white out.

I was still home on winter break, but my husband had to work. I knew he’d have a rough commute home, so I decided to bake him a surprise. He had the next 5 days off, so I wanted him to have a sweet treat to enjoy with his morning coffee while he was on vacation.

Plus, baking just seemed like a relaxing way to spend part of my day while I watched it snow.

Anyone else always get inspired to bake on snowy days? For me, I think it goes back to snow days when my kids were small and home with me. I loved baking them a batch of warm cookies to eat after they came in from playing in the snow. 💕☃️❄️

The Great British Baking Show

The past few weeks, I’ve been hooked on The Great British Baking Show on Netflix. I recently read a news article that talked about how many people have turned to baking this year as a way to ease anxiety and fill some of the extra time spent at home. The article also stated that baking-related shows have become extra popular, as they provide a calming, relaxing, and stress-free viewing experience.

I can whole-heartedly relate to this! I have enjoyed creating many new recipes during these past months with more at-home time, refining my skills, and learning new techniques. The Great British Baking Show has provided some fun inspiration, new learning, and a way to close tabs in my brain when I can’t stop worrying.

Cookbooks for Christmas

Lucky me, my sweet daughter and her husband got me one of the GBBS cookbooks for Christmas, and Santa brought me another! I’ve already made a few of the recipes from the show and cookbooks, and this tart is the first I’m ready to share with you!

Since the cookbooks are written with UK baking measurements, I’ve had to practice my conversion skills before I could bake! Also, some of the ingredients used in the British recipes are not readily available here in the States, so I’ve substitued as appropriate.

As a result, I’ve made it easy for you to replicate the recipe yourself!

Raspberry & Almond Bakewell Tart

The Bakewell Tart is a classic British pastry made with jam and a sweet almond filling. I made my own jam with equal parts frozen raspberries and sugar, but you can take a shortcut and use a jar of raspberry jam if you prefer.

Jam

Making jam is easy, though. For this purpose, just bring 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries and 1/2 cup white granualted sugur to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Lower the heat, and simmer, stirring the whole time, for 5-6 minutes, or until jam thickens to a jam-like consistency. It will thicken even more as it cools.

Crust

Cut the butter into the flour, sugar, and salt. Add the egg yolk (save the white for the filling) and the water, and mix until a dough is formed.

Roll the dough out until just slightly larger than a 9″ tart pan. Gently transfer to the pan and press into the edges of the tin.

If you don’t have pie weights (why don’t I have pie weights? I need some pie weights), you can use a smaller pie plate to sit on top of the crust and keep it from bubbling up.

The Filling

While the crust cooks, mix together the ingredients for the almond filling. It will be a very thick batter.

Spread the cooled jam over the baked crust, and spread into an even layer.

Then add dollops of the almond filling batter over the top of the jam, and spread into a smooth even layer. Sprinkle with sliced almonds before returning to the oven to bake the filling.

Cool the baked tart in the tin until cool enough to handle. Then remove the tart pan, and cool on a wire rack.

I had this finished tart displayed on my cake stand to surprise my husband when he got home from work. ❤️

Serving

Cut your Raspberry & Almond Bakewell Tart into 8 equal wedges and serve at room-temp. Once cut, you can easily see the pretty layers of shortcrust pastry, sweet raspberry jam, soft almond filling, and crispy almond slices on top.

This is the perfect pastry to enjoy with a cup of coffee.

Bakewell Raspberry Almond Tart

Niky @ The House on Silverado
Just like you've seen them make on The Great British Baking Show, this Bakewell Tart has a buttery shortcrust pastry bottom, filled with a layer of raspberry jam, and then topped with a dense layer of almond filling.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Brunch, Coffe Cake, Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 8 wedges

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • cups all-purpose flour or pastry flour
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter cold
  • 1 large egg yolk reserve the white for the filling
  • 2 TBSP water cold

Filling:

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour or pastry flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup raspberry jam
  • ½ cup sliced almonds

Instructions
 

For the Crust:

  • Combine the flour, powdered sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  • Cut the butter into 1/2” cubes and add to the flour mixture. Work the butter into the flour – using your fingers, a pastry cutter, or fork – until well combined, almost like sand.
  • Add the egg yolk along with the water, gently mixing them into the flour/butter mixture to form a dough.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a circle just slightly larger than your 9" tart pan. Gently transfer the dough circle to the tart pan, pressing it into the sides. Trim the dough with a knife, so that you’re left with about 1/2” of dough overhanging the edges of the tart pan. Fold the extra dough down to reinforce the sides of the pastry.
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F, and pop the crust into the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  • Line the crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights. If you don't have pie weights, you can place a smaller pie plate into the tart pan to hold the crust flat while baking.
  • Bake the crust on a baking sheet to catch any drips with the weights for 20 minutes, then remove the parchment or foil with the weights and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes. The edges and bottom of the crust should be just lightly golden.
  • Remove the crust from the oven and reduce oven temp to 350°F.

For the Filling:

  • Beat together the butter, sugar, and salt until fluffy. Stir in the flours, whole egg, egg white, and almond extract. Set aside.
  • Spread the raspberry jam evenly into the bottom of the slightly cooled crust. Spoon the almond mixture over the jam, gently spreading it to the edges of the tart. Sprinkle the sliced almonds evenly over top.
  • Bake the tart for 25 to 35 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the tart from the oven and allow it to cool on a rack. When cool enough to handled, remove from tart pan.
  • Cut into 8 equal-sized wedges to serve.
  • Store the tart, well covered, at room temperature for several days. This tart also freezes well for later enjoyment.
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21 thoughts on “Raspberry & Almond Bakewell Tart

  1. 5 stars
    This is an all time favourite of mine. I’ve even worked out how to make a vegan version so I can eat it too (can’t eat eggs). I’ve even been on holiday here in the UK to Bakewell where the tart originates from – they are divine should you ever be on this side of the world I’d thoroughly recommend. x

    1. Wow, Rebecca! I felt pretty proud that I pulled off a “regular” Bakewell Tart, and you’ve got all the wonderful adaptations! Glad you are able to make this delish treat so that it suits so many different dietary needs. 💕

  2. I love Bakewell tart and love the look of this. We love to visit Bakewell in the Summer too as we do not live far from it. I really missed not visiting much last year due to covid. Congrats on the feature, hopping by from What’s For Dinner link up 🙂

  3. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  4. I’ve made a bakewell tart a few times in the past and will add this delicious one to my “to make” list! I love the Great British Baking Show

  5. You did a great job, that tart looks delicious! I’ve started watching The British Bake Off on Netflix a few days ago and I can’t top watching it. I’m glad there are a few different seasons, haha. Now I want to bake something.

  6. I love this show! And wow, your Bakewell tart looks amazing. That’s one of my favourite desserts.
    I Love trying out new recipes, especially when the weather is like it is. I do follow a lot of US recipes too.
    I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend. 🙂

  7. Hope you had a lovely time together and it looks like the perfect warming activity for a snowy day, hope it tasted as good as it looked. Post shared over on twitter. Thanks for joining in with #PoCoLo Hope you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  8. What a lucky husband! 🙂 I love a good Bakewell tart! I have to admit I don’t bake very often but somehow it is more comforting when it is cold outside, maybe it has to do with the warmth from the oven and smells of baked goods wafting around the house! Thank you for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday! 🙂

  9. I have to say this reminds me of a tart my Danish grandmother would make, the only difference being a crusty meringue layer on top with slivered almonds. And, she did make the raspberry filling the same way. So this must be a very old recipe.
    I copied as she never wrote down quantities in her recipes…? So, this looks like one that will work, THANKS, from Funtastic Friday, Sandi

  10. Niky, glad to see you made a proper Bakewell tart, with almonds on top rather than icing. I hate that! 😀 Went to make my tart a couple weeks ago, only to discover I was out of raspberry jam. Husband did a grocery run yesterday, but I forgot to put it on the list! Soon.

    1. I am glad to know I passed the Bakewell test! I had never heard of one before watching The Great British Baking Show, but my husband is a big fan of almond flavored pastry, so this was perfect for him. 🙂 Do you have other suggestions of what I should try?

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