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Almond-Amaretto Tarts

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Almond-Amaretto Tarts
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 48

Bite-sized sweets are bursting with almond flavor! Whipped cream and raspberries provide refreshing taste.

Updated March 3, 2010

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 1
    cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2
    cup granulated sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/2
    cups all-purpose flour

Filling

  • 2 1/4
    cups blanched whole almonds
  • 3
    eggs
  • 3/4
    cup granulated sugar
  • 3
    tablespoons amaretto (or 2 teaspoons almond extract plus 2 tablespoons water)
  • 2
    tablespoons whipping cream

Garnish, if desired

  • 1/2
    cup whipping cream
  • 1
    tablespoon powdered or granulated sugar
  • 48
    fresh raspberries (about 1 cup)

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg and 1 teaspoon almond extract with electric mixer on medium speed 1 minute. Gradually add flour, beating 1 to 2 minutes just until blended. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour until thoroughly chilled.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Divide pastry into 48 pieces. Gently press pastry onto bottom and side of 48 ungreased mini muffin cups.
  • 3
    Place almonds in food processor or blender; cover and process until almonds are finely ground. In medium bowl, mix almonds and remaining filling ingredients with spoon. Spoon about 2 heaping tablespoons filling into each tart crust. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and centers spring back when touched lightly. Cool 5 minutes; gently remove tarts from pan to wire rack. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 4
    In chilled small bowl, beat 1/2 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon sugar with on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • 5
    Place 1 teaspoon whipped cream and 1 raspberry on each tart.

  • These tarts freeze well and can be stored in the freezer up to one month. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Mini Tart
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
35mg
1%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
6g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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