Recently, my mom celebrated her big birthday.  In honor of her, my sister (Mango & Tomato) and I hosted a brunch.  The dessert was inspired by a recipe from Epicurious for Almond, Apricot, and Cream Cheese Crostata.
 
When the store didn’t carry the almond paste, my sister and I made the almond paste from scratch, a fun and rewarding experience.  Rather than baking the dessert as a crostata, we baked in in a pie pan, as a tart.  The guest of honor and everyone else was quite delighted with the dessert.  Hope you will be too.
 
 
 
 
 

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