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Blackberry Almond Tarts

Blackberry Almond Tarts
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Yield: 8 servings

These blackberry almond tarts are slightly crunchy on top, smooth and delicious inside.

Ingredients:

  • 1 recipe rich pastry
  • 1/2 cup blackberry jam
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup cream for whipping
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425°F.
Roll out pastry and use it to line 8 greased muffin tins. In each cup put 1 tablespoon jam. Cream butter and sugar until light, then beat in salt, well-beaten eggs, and flour and flavoring. Fill each cup 2/3 full with mixture. Bake about 12 minutes, until crust and top of tarts are golden. Whip cream, spoon onto tarts, sprinkle with toasted almonds, and serve while warm.

Rich Pastry:

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup chilled butter
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg

Instructions:

Combine chilled butter, flour, and sugar in bowl. Cut with two knives or pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Beat in egg, and work mixture with fork or fingers until smooth. Shape into ball, wrap, refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Then roll out on floured surface and proceed as recipe directs.

Updated Thursday, May 26th, 2011

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