Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Flourless Lemon Almond Torte

Light, lemony and gluten free, this Flourless Lemon Almond Torte is the perfect dessert.

Light, lemony and gluten free, this Flourless Lemon Almond Torte is the perfect dessert.
When we were in Barcelona a few summers ago, we dined at a local restaurant near the water. The meal was incredible and afterwards, while the waitstaff was getting our coffee, they placed a dessert on the table for us to pick on called gató while we waited. It was a flourless lemon almond dessert that they cut into small squares and was delicious. I had wanted to make it when we got home, but had forgotten about it until I came across a recipe that looked similar in a special edition of Bon Appetit Tastes of the World insert. 

Flourless Lemon and Almond TorteThis Flourless Lemon Almond Torte was deliciously light and VERY easy to make. I also loved how it had a minimal number of ingredients. Five to be exact and I had everything I needed already in the house: almonds, lemon, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon. It’s also gluten free, which is an added bonus and I enjoyed mine with a cup of hot tea. ~Enjoy!

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Flourless Lemon Almond Torte
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Adapted from Bon Appetit Light, lemony and gluten free, this Flourless Lemon Almond Torte is the perfect dessert.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 c . Slivered Almonds
  • 8 tbsp . Granulated Sugar divided
  • 4 Large Eggs separated
  • 2 Lemons zest only
  • 1/2 tsp . Ground Cinnamon
  • Cooking Spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray 11" tart pan with cooking spray.
  2. Grind the almonds and 2 tbsp. sugar in a food processor. Set aside.
  3. Combine egg yolks, 2 tbsp. sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon in a large bowl; then beat with an electric mixture on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Next, fold in the almond mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; then gradually beat in the remaining 4 tbsp. sugar.
  6. Gradually fold the egg whites into the almond mixture; then transfer to your tart pan.
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool before slicing.
Recipe Notes
Calories 106, Fat 7.5g, Carbohydrates 7.3g, Fiber 1.6g, Sugar 4.7g, Protein 4.7g

*Nutritional information provided by Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.

Light, lemony and gluten free, this Flourless Lemon Almond Torte is the perfect dessert.


3 Comments

  1. Mike
    January 7, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I make a flourless chocolate torte and have been looking for something that is the other side of chocolate. Tis could be it. I love citrus ( even more than chocolate). I’m trying this tomorrow. I’ll let you know how it came out, and if it passes the “wife” test. Thanks for the recipe

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