RECIPE: Fresh Fruit Tartelettes With Almond Cream

RECIPE: Fresh Fruit Tartelettes With Almond Cream

Indulge in the deliciousness of Fresh Fruit Tartelettes made with an almond cream, a delightful treat perfect for any occasion. This recipe, courtesy of The French Pastry School in Chicago, IL, combines a rich almond cream filling with a buttery, sweet dough. Whether you're entertaining guests or simply treating yourself, these tartelettes are sure to impress. Follow our detailed instructions to create these scrumptious pastries using the Silpat® Tartelette Mold and Cook N Cool Baking Tray. Perfect for summer baking, these tartelettes can be garnished with fresh fruit of your choice, making them a refreshing addition to your seasonal recipes.


For Sweet Dough:

  • Butter, unsalted, at room temperature: 160 g / 5.56 oz / 2/3 cup
  • Sea salt: 1 g / 0.045 oz / ¼ tsp
  • Confectioners’/icing sugar, sifted: 105 g / 3.73 oz / ¾ cup + 2 Tbls
  • Almond powder: 35 g / 1.26 oz / ½ cup + 1 tsp
  • Vanilla extract: 7 g / 0.31 oz / 1 ½ tsp
  • Fresh whole eggs: 60 g / 2.08 oz / ¼ cup
  • All-purpose plain flour, sifted: 295 g / 10.45 oz / 2 cups + 3 Tbls

For Almond Cream Filling:

  • Butter, unsalted, at room temperature: 135 g / 4.7 oz / ½ cup + 2 tsp
  • Salt: 1 g / 0.045 oz / ¼ tsp
  • Almond flour: 135 g / 4.66 oz / 1 ¼ cup
  • Confectioners’/icing sugar, sifted: 135 g / 4.66 oz / 1 cup + 2 Tbls
  • Cornstarch: 7 g / 0.23 oz / 1 ½ tsp
  • Egg, whole at room temperature: 1 egg
  • Dark rum: 25 g / 0.94 oz / 2 Tbls
  • Fresh fruit of your choice: Berries, mangoes, kiwi, pineapple, etc.


Prepare the Sweet Dough:

  1. Combine Butter and Salt:
    • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or by hand, combine the butter and sea salt.
  2. Add Sugar:
    • Add the confectioners’/icing sugar and mix on low until combined.
  3. Add Almond Powder and Vanilla:
    • Mix in the almond powder and vanilla extract until combined.
  4. Add Eggs:
    • Gradually add the whole eggs, mixing until combined.
  5. Add Flour:
    • Gradually add the sifted all-purpose flour, mixing until just combined.
  6. Refrigerate Dough:
    • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Prepare the Almond Cream Filling:

  1. Cream Butter and Salt:
    • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or by hand, cream the butter with the salt. Do not whip.
  2. Add Dry Ingredients:
    • Mix in the almond flour, confectioners’ sugar, and cornstarch.
  3. Add Eggs and Rum:
    • Slowly mix in the eggs and then the rum, until just combined.
  4. Refrigerate Filling:
    • Refrigerate until ready for assembly.

Assemble the Tartelettes:

  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F / 190°C.
  2. Roll Out Dough:
    • Roll out the tart dough to 1/8 inch thick.
  3. Cut Rounds:
    • Cut rounds of dough to place in each mold. Ensure the dough comes up the sides of the mold.
  4. Perforate Dough:
    • Perforate holes in the center of the tartelette 3 times with a fork.
  5. Pipe Almond Cream:
    • Pipe almond cream inside the tart dough, filling it halfway.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake for 20 minutes or until dark golden brown in color.
  7. Cool and Unmold:
    • Allow tart shells to cool for 15 minutes, then unmold.
  8. Garnish:
    • Garnish each tartelette with fresh fruit. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

The Benefits of Using Silpat®

The Silpat® Tartelette Mold is an easy-to-use 12-hole baking pan that will help you bake perfectly shaped pastries, individual quiches, and more! There’s no need to use butter, grease, oils, or sprays as the non-stick coating ensures your yummy creations pop out easily and evenly. Silpat® is reusable and very durable. Its technology of fiberglass mesh and food-grade silicone allows you to use your Silpat® countless times, and the cut corners ensure it fits perfectly in your baking tray.


Indulge in the rich flavors of these Almond Cream Tartelettes, a perfect treat for any occasion. With the help of the Silpat® Tartelette Mold and Cook N Cool Baking Tray, baking these delightful pastries is easier than ever. Enjoy creating and sharing this wonderful recipe with your loved ones, especially during the summer when fresh fruits are in abundance.

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