Apple Frangipane Tart – Dairy and Gluten Free

This Apple Frangipane Tart is based on a recipe by the great Mary Berry, except it’s gluten and dairy free but just as tasty

This is so tasty and well worth the small effort to make. If you want to, you can substitute the apples for your own favourite jam. It will taste just as good and rather like a Bakewell tart made with a biscuit base instead of pastry.

Apple Frangipane Tart - Dairy free and Gluten free

This tart is based on a recipe by Mary Berry and it's absolutely delicious.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Resting Time15 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: apple frangipane tart, dairy free cake
Servings: 6 people
Author: auntylil



  • 3 ozs Pure sunflower spread or other dairy free spread
  • 3 ozs caster sugar I like Billingtons pure cane caster sugar which is pale golden
  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • 3 ozs Ground Almonds
  • 1 tsp Almond extract
  • 2 ozs Flaked Almonds


  • 6 ozs Aunty Lils Gluten free biscuits Recipe at the bottom of the post page
  • 3 ozs Dairy free spread Pure Sunflower Spread
  • 7 ozs Bramley cooking apples

    (peeled and sliced - keep in salt water until needed)


  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Put the biscuits into a large freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin until broken into crumbs. Or you could put them in a blender.
  • Melt 3 ozs dairy free spread gently in a saucepan
  • Stir in the biscuit crumbs then tip into an 8" diameter non stick cake tin which has at least 4cms high sides.
  • Using the back of a spoon presse the biscuit mixture down and try to bring some up the sides, so it looks like a flan case.
  • Put in the fridge to chill while you make the Frangipane
  • Beat the Sugar and othe 3ozs Dairy free spread until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs to the mixtue and beat in
  • Add the almonds and almond extract to the mix and stir in well until throughly mixed
  • Drain and dry the sliced apples, lay over the biscuit base
  • Spoon the frangipane mixture over the top and level
  • Sprinkle flaked almonds over the top
  • Put in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and set. Make sure it's not still wobbly!
  • Take out of the oven and leave to cool for 15 minutes before serving on it's own or with Cream, Custard, Crème Fraiche or Ice Cream.


You could substitute the apples for Jam if you prefer, then it tastes like a Bakewell tart with a biscuit base instead of pastry.

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