Blackberry Almond Tarts
Yield: 8 servingsSlightly 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.
Ingredients:3/4 cup chilled butter
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar