Mary Berry Apple Frangipane Tart Recipe

Mary Berry Apple Frangipane Tart
Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 25 Mins Cook Time: 30 Mins Total Time: 55 Mins

There’s nothing quite like the smell of apples, cinnamon, and pastry baking on a crisp autumn day. Welcome to my kitchen, where I’m whipping up a simple yet mouthwatering Mary Berry Apple Frangipane Tart. Juicy apples nestled in an almond cream filling over a buttery biscuit crust – this easy dessert comes together in no time. It’s the perfect cozy treat for family dinners or leisurely weekends. The layers of flavors and textures will satisfy your cravings and comfort your soul. I can’t wait for you to try this tart – your home will be filled with happiness as it bakes.

Now, let’s get started!

What is Mary Berry’s Apple Frangipane Tart Recipe?

Mary Berry Apple Frangipane Tart Recipe is a delicious dessert that combines a crunchy biscuit base, a creamy almond filling, and juicy apple slices. It is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. You can serve it warm or cold, with whipped cream, ice cream, or custard.

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Why You Love this Recipe

Mary Berry’s Apple Frangipane Tart is a beloved recipe for several reasons:

  1. Ease of Preparation: This tart is both simple and quick to make, requiring minimal ingredients and straightforward steps.
  2. Delightful Texture and Flavor: It offers a delightful interplay of textures—from the crispness of the biscuit base to the softness of the almond filling, complemented by the tenderness of the apple slices.
  3. Customizable to Taste: The recipe is highly adaptable, allowing you to choose from various apple types, biscuits, and nuts to create a tart that suits your personal flavor preferences.
  4. Aesthetically Pleasing and Delicious: Beyond its elegant appearance, the tart impresses with its exquisite taste, making it a perfect choice for both casual and special occasions.

This tart is not just a treat for the palate but also a feast for the eyes, ensuring that each baking experience is both enjoyable and rewarding.

Ingredients Needed to Make Mary Berry Apple Frangipane Tart:

  • 175g (6oz) digestive biscuits
  • 75g (3oz) butter
  • 200g (7oz) Bramley apples
  • 75g (3oz) butter, softened
  • 75g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 75g (3oz) ground almonds
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 50g (1¾oz) flaked almonds
  • 2 tbsp apricot jam
  • Icing sugar, for dusting


  • A 20cm (8in) round, loose-bottomed fluted tart tin with 3-4cm (1¼-1½ in) sides
  • A food processor
  • A rolling pin
  • A small saucepan
  • A pastry brush

Instructions to Make Mary Berry Apple Frangipane Tart:

Here is how to make it:

How to make a biscuit base

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas 6 and grease the tart tin with butter.
  • Put the biscuits in a large freezer bag and bash them with a rolling pin until they are finely crushed.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat, then add the biscuit crumbs and stir until well coated.
  • Tip the mixture into the tart tin and press it evenly over the base and sides with the back of a spoon.
  • Chill in the fridge while you make the filling.

How to make an almond filling

  • Peel the apples and cut them into thin slices. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, ground almonds, almond extract, and flour and blend until smooth and creamy.

How to assemble and bake the tart

  • Spoon the filling over the biscuit base and spread it to the edges.
  • Arrange the apple slices in a circular pattern on top, slightly pressing them into the filling.
  • Sprinkle the flaked almonds over the apples.
  • Bake the tart for 20-25 minutes or until golden and set in the center.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly in the tin.

How to glaze and serve the tart

  • In a small saucepan, heat the apricot jam with 2 tablespoons of water over low heat, stirring until smooth.
  • Brush the jam over the surface of the tart and dust with icing sugar.
  • To serve, remove the sides of the tin and transfer the tart to a serving plate.
  • Cut into slices and enjoy with your choice of accompaniment.

Mary Berry Apple Frangipane Tart Recipe

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