Saturday, December 22, 2012

Raspberry Sugar Cream Tarts



Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar
2 egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

FILLING:

3 tablespoons seedless raspberry spreadable fruit
3/4 cup Imperial Sugar® / Dixie Crystals® Granulated Sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Dash salt
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
Fresh raspberries, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg yolks, extract and salt. Gradually beat in flour.

Shape dough into 3/4-in. balls; place in greased mini-muffin cups. Press evenly onto bottoms and up sides of cups. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Cool in pans on wire racks.

Spread 1/4 teaspoon spreadable fruit onto the bottom of each crust. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Whisk in the whipping cream, half-and-half and extract just until blended (mixture will be thin). Spoon 2 teaspoons filling into each crust. Bake 12-14 minutes longer or until filling just begins to bubble.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans; cool completely on wire racks. If desired, top with raspberries. Refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 3 dozen.

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