Baked almond & date tart

Baked almond & date tart

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins - 35 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 6
A great recipe for using up leftover dates from Christmas to make a delicious fruity pud - by Gary Rhodes.

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal582
  • fat42g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars20g
  • fibre3g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.04g
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  • 85g digestive biscuit
  • 175g butter, room temperature, chopped



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 25g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 100g ground almond
  • 3 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 100g date, preferably Medjool, stoned and roughly chopped



    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • 25g blanched almond, roughly chopped

To serve

  • icing sugar, for dusting
  • clotted or pouring cream


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Lightly butter and flour a 23-25cm fluted flan dish or tin (not loose-bottomed). Crush half the digestive biscuits with a rolling pin. Cream the butter and sugar in a food processor until light and fluffy, 2-3 mins, scraping down the sides halfway through. Add the flour, baking powder, ground almonds and crushed digestive biscuits, along with the eggs, then process again just until smooth. Transfer the mix to a bowl.

  2. Break the remaining digestive biscuits into chunky crumbs, (see step 1, left). Stir them into the mix (step 2) along with the chopped dates and almonds. Spoon the mix into the flan dish. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden and the tart is just beginning to come away from the sides.

  3. Remove the tart from the oven and leave it to cool a little, before dusting over icing sugar. Serve warm with cream.

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18th Jan, 2011
Great dessert. I would not have tried it if I hadn't been trying to use up lots of odds and ends. Will now buy more odds and ends to make it again!!
28th Nov, 2009
i love this cake its devine just used ordinary dates but still tasted delicious. everyone should try this
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30th May, 2009
straightforward preparation. excellent to take out as can be left in the dish. moist and tasty. lovely served with icecream!
4th Oct, 2008
Harmless dessert, not that inspiring but pleasant enough. Went well with cream, custard and creme fraiche.
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