Almond Raspberry Tartlets
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!
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.
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.
A Couple of Things You May Need:
Almond Raspberry Tartlets
A holiday tartlet recipe from my friend, Kathy, of Bakeaway with Me
- 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.
You will need a mini muffin tin to make these tarts.
Serving Size:2 tartlets
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g
38 Comments on “Almond Raspberry Tartlets”
Best recipe! First time my tarts had a beautiful head on them like your picture. Second time my tarts came out flat. What am I doing wrong?
Hi, Cathy, another reader had the same trouble. We thought it could be her oven temperature. But now with your similar comment, I wonder whether the almond paste is different—so strange. I did google and found another recipe but it used 1/3 cup of almond paste instead of 1/2 cup. I wish I had a definitive answer for you!
I totally love the flavour and texture of these tarts. I baked them and unfortunately they deflated but they certainly were delicious. Perhaps not enough filling or my oven needs to be recalibrated. I’m not sure why they deflated. The taste is amazing. I must try again. Any suggestions or solutions would be most appreciated. They did puff up nicely in the oven and when I went to remove them they had deflated.
I’m so glad they tasted good, but I’m sorry they deflated. I’d guess underbaking or the oven temperature was the culprit. Most likely the oven temperature is off a bit—with a smaller dessert, a few degrees might make more of an impact on the outcome than with a cake or even cupcakes. If you don’t have an oven thermometer, it might be worth getting one and checking. Fingers crossed for perfection with your next batch!
Liz, I keep wondering what you do with all of the baked goods you make! Wow! What a list. I was impressed with my feeble efforts. I am happy that you tried these. I didn’t get to them, but Kathy’s tartlets look divine. I would love to try them (and happen to have home made raspberry jam!) So maybe soon.
I know you are enjoying your (incredible) trip, but here’s wishing you and your family Happy New Year!
Your tartlets look absolutely amazing, Lizzy!! So glad you enjoyed them! They have been a favorite in my house for many years. Wishing you and all your family a healthy and happy New Year! Enjoy your trip!
The combination of you and Kathy is sure to result in something delicious and elegant! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a great trip and New Year!
Loving that picture of the four of you almost as much as those little tartelettes!
Stellar photo of super sophisticated bloggers and love the matching sophisticated recipe, Liz =) Perfect for teatime!..Speaking of tea, hope you enjoy some afternoon tea in NZ.
Oh my these look too good not to try 🙂 not that I need to be eating anything like this after Christmas 🙂 LOL! thanks for sharing! Liz x
Those raspberry tartlets are lovely but that photo of the four of you put a big smile on my face. All of you are gorgeous!
These look just lovely. I love fruity/nutty stuff like this! And what nice photos, too. Of the tartelettes and of you & your friends. 🙂
I “knew” you’d pick the raspberry option 🙂
Happy New Year, Liz!
These tartelettes looks so good, it’s very nice of you sharing! I like the photo of your and the “Dorista’s girls” You look so nice 🙂
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas !
I am in sweet food heaven, craving your raspberry almond tartlets Liz. Need to try this as soon as I get raspberries again.
Almonds and raspberries is an excellent holiday combination! Happy New year to you, Liz!
That’s a beautiful photo of you 4 ladies!
Almond and raspberry…a fantastic combination!
I love almond raspberry desserts, what beautiful tartlets!