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.