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Rhubarb & almond crumble tart

A smarter version of the traditional rhubarb crumble, perfect for dinner parties - use ready-made dessert pastry to keep it simple

  • Prep: 30 mins
    Cook: 1 hrs 30 mins
  • Cuts into 10 slices
  • More effort
  • Cuts into 10 slices
  • More effort
  • Calories 545
  • Carbohydrates 65
  • Saturated Fat 12
  • Sugar 39
  • Protein 7
  • Fat 30
  • Fibre 3
  • Salt 0.42

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 545
  • Carbohydrates 65
  • Saturated Fat 12
  • Sugar 39
  • Protein 7
  • Fat 30
  • Fibre 3
  • Salt 0.42

Ingredients

  • 375g pack dessert pastry
  • a little plain flour
  • 750g rhubarb, sliced into thumb-size chunks
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • juice 1 large orange
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 140g cold butter, diced
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 140g plain flour
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • handful flaked almonds

Tip

Rhubarb & apple sauce
Cook 1 finely chopped shallot in a little oil until soft. Add 3 peeled and chopped apples, 3 chopped rhubarb sticks, 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp cider vinegar. Simmer with the lid on for 20-25 mins until softened. Great with roast pork.

Tip
For a simpler dessert, the roasted rhubarb is delicious served warm with vanilla ice cream and shop-bought shortbread

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface, then line a 23cm tart tin with it. Chill in the fridge.

  2. Tip the rhubarb into a roasting tray with the sugar and juice, then toss together. Cover with foil, then bake for 30-40 mins. Tip into a sieve over a bowl, then reserve the syrup. While the rhubarb is cooking, press a sheet of baking paper into the tart case, tip in baking beans, then bake for 20 mins. Remove beans and paper, then bake for 10 mins more.

  3. Rub the topping ingredients, except the almonds, together until crumbly. When the case is cooked, lower oven to 180C/ fan 160C/gas 4. Spoon the rhubarb evenly over the case and crumble over the topping. Scatter with almonds, then bake for 20 mins. Leave the tart until just warm, then turn out and serve with the rhubarb syrup and some crème fraîche.

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