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prep 25 minutes bake 15 minutes oven at 350°F chill 2 to 24 hours makes 24 tartlets
1 cup all-purpose ?our
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup ground toasted almonds
1/4 cup cold butter
1 egg yolk
2 to 3 tablespoons water
1 4-serving-size package cheesecake instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 cup evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup strawberry preserves Sliced strawberries and/or toasted sliced almonds
1 In a medium bowl stir together ?our, sugar, and ground almonds. Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until pieces are pea size. In a small bowl slightly beat egg yolk with a fork; stir in 2 tablespoons of the water. Gradually stir the egg mixture into the ?our mixture just until combined. If necessary, add enough of the additional 1 tablespoon water to make a dough that starts to cling together. Gather ?our mixture into a ball; gently knead just until smooth. If necessary, cover pastry with plastic wrap; chill about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
2 Preheat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 24 balls. Press balls evenly onto the bottoms and up the sides of 24 ungreased 1 3/4-inch muffin cups. Bake about 15 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Remove cooled shells from pan.
3 For filling, in a medium bowl beat pudding mix, evaporated milk, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until smooth and ?uffy. Spoon 2 teaspoons of the filling into each shell. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
4 Before serving, top each tartlet with about 1/2 teaspoon of the preserves, a strawberry slice, and/or a few sliced almonds.
nutrition facts per tartlet:
96 cal., 3 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 17 mg chol., 86 mg sodium, 15 g carb., 0 g dietary ?ber, 9 g sugar, 2 g protein.
Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare as directed through Step 3. Layer tartlets between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Chill for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. If frozen, thaw in the refrigerator before serving. Continue with Step 4.
Better Homes and Gardens ® 365 Pies & Tarts © 2012 by Meredith Corporation
“A pie a day keeps the blues away,” believe cooks with a knack for baking sweet and savory fillings inside flaky pastry. You’ll join their ranks when you learn the tricks of turning any number of delicious things into tasty treats. Better Homes and Gardens: 365 Pies & Tarts offers all kinds of creative options, from individual-sized Lattice-Topped Pizza Pies to decadent showstoppers like Brownie-Bottom White Chocolate-Raspberry Chiffon Pie. And that’s in addition to tartletts, galettes, and even low-calorie and quick-and-easy recipes. The Pastry Primer ensures your crust will come out just right; you’ll also find an oil pastry which uses vegetable oil rather than cutting in shortening or butter—easy as pie! Color photos.
Softcover Book : 384 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ( August 07, 2012 )
Item #: 13-559888
Product Dimensions: 8.0 x 9.0 inches
Product Weight: 32.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)