Who knew that a tart could taste so good? Try this Scandinavian find out today. I promise you it will be a new family favorite!


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut up in small pieces
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1 1/2 cups almonds
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp dark rum, or vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sparkling sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. To make the crust, place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a food processor and pulse to briefly mix. Add the cold, cut up butter and process until coarse crumbs form. Scrape down the sides. Combine 1 egg yolk and the milk together. With the food processor running, add the milk mixture and process until dough begins to clump together, 15-30 seconds. Do NOT over process. If dough does not form, add 1 tsp of milk at a time until the dough forms.
  3. Put the  dough on a well-floured surface and gather it into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  4. Place the almonds in the food processor and pulse until finely ground. Add the powdered sugar, whipping cream, 2 egg whites and rum. Pulse briefly to combine.
  5. Reserve 1/2 the dough, wrapped and return to the refrigerator. Press the remaining dough into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom. If the dough is too sticky, dip your fingers into a little flour. Spread the almond filling into the crust evenly.
  6. On a well-floured surface, roll the remaining dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut strips about 3/4 inch wide. Place strips in a lattice on top of the filling, pressing onto the sides of the pan. Mix remaining egg yolk with 1 tsp water and brush the strips of lattice pastry. Optional: sprinkle with 2 tbsp sparkling sugar for a finished top.
  7. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire rack. Remove sides of pan before serving. Optional: add fresh whipped cream when serving.

Tip: This is a very tender dough that may break easily when rolled. Place the strips strategically over the filling and let the oven do the rest. It will turn out beautifully!