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Babsie's Tarts

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 1 c Unsalted butter; softened
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 2 ts Finely grated lemon zest; *
  • -see note
  • 1 1/2 c Flour
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 ts Ground cloves
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Baking powder
  • 1 1/4 c Slivered almonds; blanced
  • -and ground*
  • 1 c Seedless red raspberry jam


*NoteCitrus zest and nuts are easily ground in a clean coffe grinder.

Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until throughly incorporated.

Beat egg yolk slightly with vanilla and lemon zest. Add to creamed mixture,
stirring throughly. Sift dry ingredients together, then stir into creamed
mixture. Stir in almonds.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 nonstick cupcake pans. Using a 2
tablespoon scoop, place one scoop of batter into each cupcake pan. Pat the
batter gently to cover bottom of each cup. Do not indent the dough or the
jam will leak through. Place 2 teaspoons of jam in the centre of each

Bake for about 15 mins. until the batter around the jam has risen and
turned golden. After the pans have been removed from the oven, use a sharp
knife to loosen the edges of each tart. Allow tarts to cool in the pan
until cool to the touch, at least 1 hour. Using a kichen knife, gently
lever the tarts out on to cookie recks and allow to cool completely. You
may serve them plain or sprinkle with powdered sugar and a scoop of

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