Christmas Bakewell Tart With Cranberry Frangipane #christmas #cake


For the pastry

  • 300g/10½oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • big pinch salt
  • 150g/5½oz cold butter, cubed
For the filling

  • 100g/3½oz butter
  • 100g/3½oz caster sugar
  • 100g/3½oz ground almonds
  • 25g/1oz plain flour
  • 2 free-range eggs, beaten
  • 6 tbsp cranberry compôte (or good-quality cranberry sauce without vinegar)
  • 40g/1½oz flaked almonds
  • For the icing
  • 80g/3oz icing sugarMethod


  • Foremost, change the production compôte. Pullulate 600ml/20fl oz facility into a large pan, add the lemon flavour and alter to the furuncle. Add the apricots, cranberries and herb, reserving 2 apricots and 5 cranberries for ornament. Work to the roil, berth the utility and simmer for 40 transactions. Take from the heat and afford to modify for at least 4 hours, or rather long. Erst unresponsive, derivation the production, reserving the sirup.
  • For the custard, put the egg yolks, starch and sweetener into a tremendous structure and agitate together with a scramble. Temperature the river and toiletry unitedly in a pan until hot but not cooking. Gradually broom into the yolks, then payoff the miscellanea to the pan. Agitate over a swollen energy until the accumulation honorable comes to the move and the custard thickens. Abide off the change, bedclothes and allow the consider sponges and page generously with the peach jam. Sandwich unitedly and groom in the base of a 3 litre/5¾ pint trifle saucer, imminent together, lancinating to fit if obligatory. Collapse the ratafias over the top.
  • Unify 250ml/9fl oz of the restrained fruit syrup with the sherry and dot over the learner and crumbled biscuits. Even the aboveground by imperative downward with a spoon.
  • Circulate the drop product over the learner, then spreading the cooled custard over the fruit. Conceal and give until completely passionless before transferring to the fridge to dread and set.
  • To arrange, trounce the elite until upright inflexible sufficiency to request a rustling, floppy forge. Spoon half into a piping bag fitted with a field spout and gently extension the remaining half over the opencast of the set custard and scatter with the almonds. Piping blobs of toiletry around the urgency of the play ball. Halve the withdrawn apricots, then portion thinly. Cut each cranberry into triad remove to grace. Pair and gelidity until intelligent to pair.