TWD Rewind: Honey-Almond Prune Tart

January 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Posted in groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 5 Comments
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honey-almond prune tart

When Kayte chose a Honey-Almond Fig Tart for TWD pick last month, I didn’t bake the recipe because figs were out of season and I was drawing a blank on a good sub.  Then it dawned on me that prunes would be a delicious partner for a honey-almond cream tart…especially if those prunes were quickly poached in simmering red wine and that almond cream had a little orange zest in it.  So that’s exactly what I did.  And it was great.  I’m a fan of frangipane tarts (here’s another good one), and I could really taste the honey in this almond cream.  The prunes gave the tart a bit of sticky chewiness.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Grandma’s Kitchen Table, as it was Kayte’s pick about a month ago.


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  1. Simple, yet elegant and sophisticated. Love this tart.

  2. Oh yum – I think those prunes were a great substitute. Would love a slice of this now.

  3. I agree – prunes are the perfect partner for this filling. It is a glorious tart, and yours looks sensational.

  4. Oh, this is a beautiful tart! My daughter loves prunes, and I’ve always wanted to use them in something but could never decide on what. This is such an elegant dessert, I love it!

  5. Beautiful, and I’m going to go ahead and file it under healthy (hey, it has prunes!)….must make it now!

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