Almond raspberry tartlets are a delicious and gorgeous holiday dessert. In lieu of a typical French Fridays post, I’m sharing this holiday dessert recipe for lovely Almond Raspberry Tartlets, from my friend, Kathy, of Bakeaway with Me. Our close knit group of “Doristas” exchanged Christmas cards along with favorite holiday recipes.
Recipe Exchange for French Fridays with Dorie
I was one of the lame members who didn’t send a recipe with my Christmas cards. But I received so many terrific new dessert ideas with every mail delivery. I was set not to participate this week as we’re leaving town tomorrow. If you saw my kitchen over the weekend while I was completing a massive holiday cookie marathon, you’d understand why I didn’t need one more sweet in my house. Gingersnaps, butterscotch cookies, peanut butter blossoms, cherry chocolate chunk cookies, snowballs, peppermint bark, fudge,and English toffee all left trace evidence on my counter tops and floors. But I got my second wind. Or maybe it was my third wind.
But I took a deep breath, looked through the cards and picked out a recipe that I could make in less than an hour. I found a winner with the almond raspberry tartlets recipe.
Kathy’s Almond Raspberry Tartlets
Kathy is one of the original French Fridays participants. We met last year at the International Food Bloggers’ Conference and we clicked immediately. A fabulous home baker, I knew her recipe would be top notch. A cream cheese dough was pressed into a mini muffin tin, then filled with raspberry jam and topped with an almond paste mixed with some sugar and an egg. I have a wooden tassie tamper which made quick work of forming the crusts. These babies were amazing–tender with the heavenly flavors of raspberry jam and almond paste! Kathy and many other FFwD members are also sharing holiday recipes today, so make sure to pop over and check the LYL post on the French Fridays with Dorie website.
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Almond Raspberry Tartlets
A holiday tartlet recipe from my friend, Kathy, of Bakeaway with Me
- Yield: 20-24
- Category: Dessert
- 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup raspberry jam
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup almond paste, crumbled
- Sliced almonds
- Beat together butter and cream cheese. Mix in flour. Cover and chill one hour.
- Preheat oven to 325º.
- Roll into 1 inch balls. Tamp into the bottom and up sides of an ungreased mini-muffin tin.
- Spoon a 1/2 teaspoon of jam into each pastry crust.
- Beat together egg, sugar and almond paste. Spoon one level teaspoon over jam. Using finger or offset spatula, smooth tops. Garnish with sliced almonds.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool on wire rack before removing.