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Can You Freeze Frangipane Tart?

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By Ross Young

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Made with almonds to create a sweet and fluffy filling which is then encased in a pastry case, frangipane tart is the perfect sweet treat to serve for afternoon tea or for a dessert. But, is it possible to make it ahead and freeze?

Can You Freeze Frangipane Tart? Yes, you can freeze frangipane tart. It can be frozen for around 2 months. Simply bake, wrap it in clingfilm and foil and then freeze in a freezer bag.

Does Frangipane Tart Freeze Well? Yes

Can You Refreeze Frangipane Tart? No

How To Freeze Frangipane Tart

The thing to watch out for when freezing frangipane tart is to ensure that the air can’t get to the tart. Not being well wrapped and protected is the thing that will most likely cause the taste of your frangipane tart to deteriorate.

Let’s take a look at how you can freeze frangipane tart successfully.

  1. Bake and Cool
    Bake and then cool the frangipane tart. It is important that it is completely cool before freezing.
  2. Remove from Tin
    Once the tart has cooled you can carefully try and take it out of the tin. If you prefer then you can freeze the frangipane tart in the tin as long as the tin you baked it in is freezer safe.
  3. Protect
    Wrap the tart in two to three layers of cling film. The idea is to ensure that the package is completely airtight and no air can get to it while it is in the freezer. Add a layer of tin foil to further protect it and then pop it into a freezer bag.
  4. Label
    Label the bag with the date and add the name of the contents too so you don’t forget what it is in the bag!
  5. Freeze
    Put the frangipane tart in the freezer and freeze.

3 Tips for Freezing Frangipane Tart

Now you know how to freeze it, we’ve got our 3 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing frangipane tart to have the best results:

Make Individual Tarts
If you don’t think you’ll need a whole tart then invest in some individual tart cases and make individual tarts instead. You’ll want to freeze these initially on a baking tray before wrapping and bagging them.

Freeze It Unbaked
You can also freeze frangipane unbaked. Make the tart in the tin then wrap the entire tin in cling film. Once wrapped, bag it up. 

Serve Warm
Once defrosted, it’s a good idea to warm the tart through for 15 minutes or so. Once hot through, allow it to rest at room temperature for 10 minutes or so as you don’t want to eat it piping hot. 

How Long Can You Freeze Frangipane Tart?

When you do freeze frangipane tart you do need to keep an eye on the date because you should use it within two months.

This isn’t a super long time but you should have plenty of time to use up those leftovers or make a frangipane tart ahead of time for a special occasion.

You Can Freeze Frangipane Tart for Around 2 Months

How Do You Defrost Frangipane Tart?

To defrost the frangipane tart when you come to use it, all you need to do is to take it out of the freezer and pop it into the fridge to thaw out for several hours.

The best way to do this is to take it out of the freezer the night before you want to use it and by the next day, it should be ready to reheat and eat. To reheat you can put it into the oven for around 15 minutes or until it is hot throughout.

Can You Refreeze Frangipane Tart?

No, you shouldn’t refreeze frangipane tart once you have thawed it out and reheated it. Frangipane can be quite a delicate texture and you risk ruining this by heating and cooling too many times.

Does Frangipane Tart Freeze Well?

You can freeze frangipane tart successfully however it won’t ever be quite as good frozen as it would have been fresh.

This is because of the changes that take place during freezing and heating processes. This doesn’t mean your frangipane tart won’t be delicious, it will just be a little different in texture. By the time it has been heated up again most people won’t even notice!

Related FAQs

If you’ve still got questions about freezing frangipane tart or frangipane in general, then these may help:

Can You Freeze Frangipane Mince Pies?

You can freeze frangipane mince pies using the same method you would use to freeze mince pies in general. We would recommend flash freezing on a baking tray for a few hours before placing the frozen mince pies into a freezer bag to store for the longer term.

Can You Freeze Bakewell Tart?

Traditionally, a Bakewell tart is a frangipane tart covered in icing with cherries. For that reason, it’s safe to say you can freeze bakewell tarts in much the same way. Where possible, however, we would strongly recommend not freezing it iced. Instead, add the icing once it has thawed out.

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