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Almond Raspberry Tartlets

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

Almond Raspberry Tartlets (3)

Alice, Kathy, Mary and me–Doristas forever!

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

Almond Raspberry Tartlets

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

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Yield: 20-24 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup flour
  • Filling
  • 1/4 cup raspberry jam
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond paste, crumbled
  • Sliced almonds

Instructions

  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.
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35 comments on “Almond Raspberry Tartlets”

  1. 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?!

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

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

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

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. These look great and a nice compliment to all the chocolatey desserts I’ve been baking and eating 🙂 Hope you are having a nice holiday season!

  12. These little tarts look so good, and a cream cheese tart dough has me from the get go. Good on you for finding your second wind and making these – they look sensational.

  13. Those tartlets look fabulous and I love the photo of you, Mary, Alice, and Kathy! You all must’ve had so much fun together!

  14. yay!! these look great! and of course,… raspberries! 😉 Hope you had a lovely Christmas, Liz! And a chance to watch Psycho… haha 🙂

  15. I love these & they look like they could have come from “Baking Chez Moi!” Leave it to Kathy to make something so elegant. I hope you have a lovely New Year & that we’ll meet, again, soon! xoxo

  16. Lizzy,
    I love these tartlets. I really need to get myself a good mini muffin tin so I can try them. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy your trip.
    Annamaria

  17. I hope to try all the recipes that came with the cards, they all look fantastic. The tarts
    that you made look quite enticing, that will be first. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year Liz, and looking forward to more great recipes in 2015.

  18. These made it into my category of finalists, but I didn’t make these yet. They look fabulous. Maybe I’ll make them for New Year’s Eve. Wishing you a very Happy New Year, Liz!

  19. i love the combo of almond and raspberry! yum!

  20. These are simply adorable and they even match your website perfectly! We can imagine taking a bite and getting a taste of the jam that’s hidden inside. Wishing you a Happy Holiday!

  21. I love almond raspberry desserts, what beautiful tartlets!

  22. That’s a beautiful photo of you 4 ladies!
    Almond and raspberry…a fantastic combination!

  23. Almonds and raspberries is an excellent holiday combination! Happy New year to you, Liz!

  24. I am in sweet food heaven, craving your raspberry almond tartlets Liz. Need to try this as soon as I get raspberries again.

  25. 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 !

  26. I “knew” you’d pick the raspberry option 🙂

    Happy New Year, Liz!

  27. These look just lovely. I love fruity/nutty stuff like this! And what nice photos, too. Of the tartelettes and of you & your friends. 🙂

  28. 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!

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. Loving that picture of the four of you almost as much as those little tartelettes!

  32. 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!

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

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