Almond Melon Tart Recipe
- ½ (11 ounce) package pie crust mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 cup ground blanched almonds
- ½ cup light corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon almond extract
- ½ cup soft style cream cheese with pineapple
- 1 cantaloupe, peeled and seeded
- ½ mango, peeled and seeded
- ¼ cup apple jelly
step 1: In a small mixing bowl combine pie crust mix and 1/4 cup sour cream; stir till moistened. Turn dough onto a generously floured surface. Knead about 12 times, or till dough is firm enough for easy handling. Spray a 10 inch round tart pan with a removable bottom with cooking spray. Press dough evenly onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
step 2: In another bowl beat egg slightly. Stir in almonds, corn syrup, and almond extract. Pour mixture into tart shell, spreading evenly. Bake at 375 degrees F ( 190 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes, or till crust is brown and filling set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
step 3: In a small mixing bowl, stir together remaining 3/4 cup sour cream and cream cheese. Spread atop the almond mixture.
step 4: Using a cheese slicer or a vegetable peeler, thinly slice the peeled melon and mango or papaya. Arrange the fruit slices atop the filling. Cover and chill for up to 2 hours.
step 5: Before serving, melt the apple jelly over medium heat in a small saucepan. Brush onto melon and mango. Cut into squares or wedges, and serve immediately.