Chef Jamie's Rustic Cherry Tart

May 31, 2013

With an almond filling & puff pastry

Chef Jamie says: I love the combination of almonds and cherries, wrapped in delicious puff pastry, to create a simple, sophisticated, scrumptious ending to any summer meal. 

This recipe serves 12.

Ingredients for the Almond Filling:
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cubed
1/3 cup superfine sugar
3/4 cup ground almonds
2 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Ingredients for the Tart:
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 egg yolk, beaten
10 ounces cherries, pitted and cut in halves
Sugar, for sprinkling
Whipped cream, for serving
To make the Tart, preheat the oven to 400°F.  Place a cookie sheet in the oven to heat.

Lay a piece of parchment paper or a silpat mat on a flat work surface. 
Lay the thawed sheet of puff pastry on top of the parchment paper and  using the point of a sharp knife, and being careful not to cut all the way through, score a 1/2 inch border around the edge of the sheet of puff pastry.  
Prick the entire surface with a fork and brush with the egg yolk. Spread the filling evenly over the pastry within the scored area.  
Place the cherries, cut side up, in a single layer on top of the frangipane.  Place the tart on the hot tray and bake for 15 minutes.  
Sprinkle with sugar and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until the sides are golden and puffed.

Serve with whipped cream. 
Jamie Gwen is a Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author.For the past 13 years, she has brought the best to radio with her weekly Live Radio Show filled with delicious conversation, heard every Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am on KFWB News Talk 980 in Southern California and heard worldwide on iTunes and the Internet.

Jamie can also be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM and she can be seen stirring up something delicious on television shows and in print nationwide.
Jamie’s most recent cookbook entitled “Good Food For Good Times 2” is now available as an eBook and has been featured on Emeril Live, Martha Stewart and QVC. She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and her website,, is a scrumptious resource for food lovers everywhere.

Recipe Courtesy of Jamie Gwen, 2013