Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet Treats - Almond Tarts

We love dessert in our house. Make it a mini tart, add fruit and you have the best of both worlds - sweet and healthy. These miniature almond tarts fit perfectly in tiny little fingers, beautifully dress a tea party table, satisfy any sweet tooth. Enjoy Grandma Katie's recipe!

Almond Tarts

PASTRY
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 fresh egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix these ingredients into a dough. Put one teaspoon in tiny tart shells. Press dough around the sides and bottom leaving centers hollow. Fill with almond filling and top with your favorite fruit. Bake 25-30 minutes in a 325 degree oven.

ALMOND FILLING
2 fresh eggs
1 1/2 cups blanched almonds - finely ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Beat eggs well. Stir in remaining ingredients.

TIPS
Cut up small pieces of fruit that is in season
Sprinkle tops with raw sugar just before baking
Dust with confectioner sugar once the tarts have cooled
Substitute pecans, walnuts, or macadamia nuts for the almonds

Drop us a note when you give this almond tart recipe a try.



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