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Almond Raspberry Tartlets

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Almond raspberry tartlets are a delicious and gorgeous holiday dessert. Rich cream cheese butter crust surrounds a raspberry jam and almond paste filling. These raspberry tarts make a delicious individual dessert for the holidays!

This raspberry tart recipe makes a delicious individual dessert for the holidays!

Overhead view of Almond Raspberry Tartlets on an oval white plate

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 countertops 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.

3 Almond Raspberry Tartlets on a white plate with a raspberry garnish

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.

2 Almond Raspberry Tartlets on an oval plate garnised with berries and mint


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Almond Raspberry Tartlets | Raspberry jam and almond paste fill cream cheese pastry tartlets

The Recipe: Almond Raspberry Tartlets

A holiday tartlet recipe from my friend, Kathy, of Bakeaway with Me

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 20-24



  • 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


  1. Beat together butter and cream cheese. Mix in flour. Cover and chill one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 325º.
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls. Tamp into the bottom and up sides of an ungreased mini-muffin tin.
  4. Spoon a 1/2 teaspoon of jam into each pastry crust.
  5. Beat together egg, sugar and almond paste. Spoon one level teaspoon over jam. Using finger or offset spatula, smooth tops. Garnish with sliced almonds.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool on wire rack before removing.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 tartlets

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g


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Almond Raspberry Tartlets on a white plate with interior exposed on one tart

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34 comments on “Almond Raspberry Tartlets”

  1. These are right up my alley Liz. Almond and raspberry rock together. The only thing I would add is a bit of vanilla and lemon zest in the pastry which I find irresistible.

  2. Your kitchen sounds like heaven. These look fantastic too. Merry Merry Christmas!!

  3. I would love to make these for our New year’s eve party! They look so good!

  4. These little tartlets look fabulous! Love that layer of jam hiding inside. Hope you’re having a wonderful Holiday season!

  5. The crust ingredients remind me of the rugelach we made from BCM two weeks ago. I had never worked with a cream cheese dough before and loved it. Just because of that, I’m trying these!

  6. Thanks for the link to the tamper. I’ve been meaning to buy one. This is a must try recipe for me. My husband is crazy about almond desserts.

  7. you look fabulous! I love the recipe as well! I wish you all the best! Merry Christmas!

  8. You look amazing and beauty Lizzy!!
    Love your tartlets look delicious!
    I cooked and baked too but steel I cant post!!

  9. I have a nice strong cup of coffee, the only thing missing is a tartlet! Have a fun trip:@)

  10. These tartlets look so delicious! By the way, you look so great – WOW! I don’t think I ever saw a picture of you besides your gravatar, and it’s obvious that you are in a great shape! With all of this baking?! How do you do that?!

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