Nectarine Frangipane Tart

Nectarine Frangipane Tart. An easy all in one almond paste & soft juicy nectarines in a rich buttery pastry case – the perfect summer dessert!

Nectarine Frangipane Tart features as a “top of the list” bake when I’m meal planning for late summer visitors here at the Kitchen Shed; it’s an easy bake which freezes well.

The pastry I use is my go to rich butter pastry and you can make the pastry case in advance or buy a readymade case if you prefer. The frangipane is an all in one mix spread over the pastry base and topped with sliced nectarines.

Once baked, the fruit and frangipane filling is glazed with sieved apricot jam. Serve the tart warm or cold and if you really want a treat, add a dollop or two of creme fraiche.

I tend to wait for the bargain trays of nectarines or peaches on sale at our local supermarket – this year I got 2 trays for 8 euros, I call that a proper bargain!

It’s been a nectarine marathon cooking session this year, two tarts, one Streusel Traybake and some Slow Cooker Jam.

Here’s the recipe in quick printable format so you can have it to hand while you try it out.


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An easy all in one almond paste & soft juicy nectarines in a rich buttery pastry case - the perfect summer dessert!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Pastry
Serves: 6 to 8 servings

  • 200 g (1½ cups) plain flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 100 g (3½ oz) chilled butter, cut into small cubes
  • 4 tablespoons icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk (freeze the white for later)
  • Approximately 2 tablespoons water

  • 110 g (½ cup) softened butter
  • 110 g (½ cup) caster sugar
  • 110 g (1 cup) ground almonds
  • 35 g (¼ cup ) plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 beaten eggs

Fruit Topping:
  • 4 nectarines or peaches sliced

  • Approximately 3 – 4 tablespoons sieved apricot jam

You will need: 1 x 23 cm (9 inch) flan/tart tin

Make the pastry case:
  1. Sift flour and salt into the mixing bowl of the stand mixer. Add cubes of butter and mix on slow with a paddle attachment until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the icing sugar and briefly mix.
  2. Briefly whisk egg yolk and water in a small bowl before adding to the pastry mix. Mix on slow until the pastry forms. This shouldn’t take long at all, less than a minute – you don’t want to overwork the pastry.
  3. Wrap the pastry in cling film and leave in the fridge for 30 minutes until firm but not hard.
  4. Grease 1 x 23 cm ( 9 inch ) loose bottomed flan tin.
  5. Roll out your pastry to about the thickness of a £1 coin ( ⅛ inch ) making sure the pastry circle is large enough for the diameter of your flan tin plus twice its depth.
  6. Carefully line your tin with your pastry.
  7. Prick the bottom of the case with a fork and pop in the fridge for at least 15 minutes.
  8. Preheat oven to 200℃ / 400℉ / Gas Mark 6.
  9. Line your pastry case with baking parchment and fill with ceramic beans, rice or dried beans.
  10. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, remove from the oven and carefully set aside the paper and beans.
  11. Pop the case back in the oven for 5 minutes.
  12. Leave to cool before preparing your fruit and making the frangipane.

Make your all in one frangipane.
  1. Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat together for a couple of minutes.
  2. Spread the frangipane into your pastry case.
  3. Arrange the nectarine slices in concentric circles on the top of your frangipane, pressing them gently into the frangipane slightly.
  4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the frangipane is golden brown.
  5. Brush with warmed and sieved apricot jam. Leave to cool before removing from the tin.
  6. Serve warm or cool with a lovely dollop of creme fraiche and enjoy.

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44 thoughts on “Nectarine Frangipane Tart

  1. Wow – that is just stunning!! I just love nectarines. They are my favorite stone fruit. I’ve been gobbling them up like crazy the last couple of weeks. I’ve never made a tart- but I may have to try now that you’ve inspired me!

  2. I love how tart nectarines are when they’re fresh from the tree. I tried using apricots for the same reason, and they were delicious, so I bet they make a great dessert!

  3. I love frangipane Sarah but it is so long since I baked anything with it in – a few years in fact! I would definitely love this tart and think it would make a great dessert to make for guests too!

  4. You had me at frangipane. I am SUCH a sucker for an almond croissant. But this pie sounds like the perfect summer pie for me because I also adore ALL OF THE STONE FRUITS. And it looks so easy!

    • Thanks Fred and it’s a pleasure to share the recipe. Philadelphia in the snow with a slice of frangipane tart sounds a great idea.

    • Thanks for popping by Lynn, I can’t resist frangipane, I love almonds and it’s my go to dessert, we even have a frangipane tart with mincemeat at Christmas.

    • Thanks Marie, I must admit a few slices only go into the freezer so I can’t eat them, desserts are my downfall.

    • Thanks Sarah, frangipane is a real favourite here, nuts and fruit go so well together. I’m looking forward to apple season so I can make a Tarte Normande.

    • Thanks Julie, the nectarines seem so much sweeter than the peaches this year so they’ve been a real favourite here. It was a lovely surprise to see my Nectarine Frangipane Tart featured on FF.

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    • Thanks Angie, I bet a mini version was so cute! I know what you mean about peach hairs, my son won’t eat peaches because of them.

  6. So so pretty, I adore desserts like this and am definitely bookmarking this to make the next time we have people over for Sunday lunch. Thanks so much for hooking up with August’s round of Simple and in Season 🙂

    • Thanks Katie, let me know how you get on and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do here at the Kitchen Shed. A pleasure to link up with Simple and in Season 🙂

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  8. Ooh yes please! I do like a frangipane tart – reminds me of my own go to pudding for visitors which is my raspberry bakewell – similar sort of idea, only with raspberries instead of peaches. May have to have a go at a nectarine version as I really love nectarines – I have pinned this for future reference! Eb x

  9. Oh wow – this looks absolutely heavenly! We just got back from a week in Spain and the nectarines were enormous and totally delicious. But I couldn’t convince my fruit-hating son to try them. I wonder if a dessert like this would tempt him. Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare

    • Thanks Mandy, what a shame your son doesn’t like fruit, hopefully as he gets older he’ll change his mind & you never know a Nectarine tart might just tempt him to try.

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