Santiago Almond Tart

January 16, 2013

This Spanish tart is moist and a little dense. We’ve been eating it as a treat with coffee every day this week! It has nice almond and lemon flavors that aren’t too strong, and it’s gluten free!

Tarta de Santiago – Santiago Almond Tart

Adapted from Food Fiesta, find the original recipe here.


• 1 and 1/4 cup ground almonds
• 1 cup caster sugar (I used granulated sugar)
• 5 large eggs
• Zest of half a lemon
• half teaspoon cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons powdered sugar for dusting
• 1 tablespoon butter for greasing tin


Preheat oven to 175C

Place ground almonds in a bowl with the sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon, blend with a fork. Add eggs one by one, mixing to blend with a wooden spoon. (I know, right? So easy!)

Grease a 10 inch springform pan and pour the mixture evenly into the tin and bake at 175C for 40 minutes, until toasted golden.

Pop out of the springform pan. Let cool and then dust with icing sugar. Enjoy!


  • Reply J January 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Yum and the pics is just lovely!Hubbie does not like almonds so I would have to eat the whole pie myself!! Not a problem with me

    • Reply emily January 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      I bet you could use ground hazelnuts instead and it would be just as yummy!

  • Reply Naomi January 16, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I couldn’t wait til Friday! Looks so yum & easy to make!! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply emily January 17, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      You’ll love it! Beyond easy!

  • Reply Vanessa January 16, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I told you it was easy-peasy! And it keeps really well 🙂
    Beautiful photo, Emily!

  • Reply Elizabeth January 17, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    I live in South Africa (but am from the US) and love finding recipes with simple ingredients that I can still get here! Can’t wait to try this!

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