I did it!!! I finally duplicated my favorite tart. I am so excited. I no longer have to wait years in between each indulgence! You see, this Cherry Almond Tart along with my other favorite, the Lemon Tart, are only sold in one store in Switzerland. Therefore, we either have to go there to get them ourselves or put up with embrace a particular international house guest in order to get some. Thus, it was imperative that I learn how to make it on my own :).
And I did!!! You have no idea how many times I tried to make it. For some reason, I always thought that the base flavor was Amaretto. Just goes to show how undefined my palate is! Actually now that I think about it, it is because my husband always called it an amaretto tart! After examining the box that my husband brought home a few weeks ago after his trip home, I realized that it was almond. DUH!!! I had to momentarily give myself a face palm. Update- one very sweet reader just kindly emailed me to tell me that amaretto is almond! Thank goodness because I was really questioning my taste buds! This is why I blog! I love my readers!
I am so excited that we can now enjoy this tart all year long! Make it now to use up the rest of your summer cherries or make it later using frozen cherries. This tart will definitely make an appearance on my Thanksgiving dessert table! Use this recipe here for homemade almond paste which is cheaper and takes less than 5 minutes to make!