Grape and Almond Tart

Grape and Almond Tart

By 22/09/2013

As September is "vendemmia time" or grapes harvesting, baking with grapes is like a must-do. You can easily find Italian, Spanish or French grapes in supermarkets at this time of year and they should taste better as they are in season now.

With their sweet and astringent taste they can give a touch of freshness to your cakes, very pleasant to the palate and their sweetness allows you to cut down on the amount of sugar you add to the cake.

So let's use grapes to make any type of cake you like!

This tart has an almond flavour and can be a perfect and elegant treat for an afternoon tea.

You will need to make the shortcrust-almond pastry first and then the custard. It is delicious though and worth all the effort!


My grapes in Italy

  • Prep Time : 45 minutes
  • Cook Time : 45 minutes



In a bowl mix the flour with the almond flour, the eggs and the sugar. Add the cold diced butter and working quickly with your hands combine all the ingredients well making a smooth ball

mixing ingredients

Wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Bring the milk to the boil. Whip the eggs with the sugar then add the flour. Stir well then slowly add the hot milk and the vanilla and bring the mixture to the boil. Cook for about 5 minutes

adding milk

Wash the grapes and cut them into halves.

Take the pastry out of the fridge and with your hands or with the help of a rolling pin flatten it and lay it in a greased round baking tin for tarts. Pierce it all over with a fork. Cook for about 20-25 minutes until golden

in the mold

When it is cooked pour the custard over the tart and lay the grapes over it

custard over the tart

If you like you can dust a little bit of icing sugar for decoration. Store in the fridge

Grape and almond tart

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8 Responses to Grape and Almond Tart

  1. Louise

    Oh what a lovely tart Alida. The flavors sounds simply amazing. Grapes have really been “strutting” their stuff lately and September is the perfect month to celebrate them.

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  2. gloria

    this tart look lovely!!

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    A beautiful harvest tart, Alida. I just bought some seedless grapes…might just turn them into a tart too.

  4. Javelin Warrior

    I love the idea of adding grapes to a pastry tart – so sweet and juicy! The custard and crisp crust would be a perfect contrast to the grapes… A lovely dessert, Alida!

    • Alida

      Thank you Mark!

  5. la cucina di Molly

    L’uva è un frutto che si presta bene a molte ricette sia dolci che salate, io l’adoro! Ottima la tua crostata, mi piace! Un bacione!

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  7. Jeannie Tay

    Hi! First time I am here through Four Seasons Food September and love the way you made this tart! Looks awesome!

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