I found this recipe that my mother had written on the back of an envelope. She must have made it a bunch, because there were splatters all over the envelope! I made it and it's really a yummy tart recipe!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream the butter with the white sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix in 1 cup flour and stir to make a smooth dough. Divide the mixture by placing even amounts into the cups of a 12-cup muffin tin. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of each cup.

  • To make the filling, mix the slivered almonds, brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons butter in a small pan. Stir in the cream, and 2 teaspoons flour. Cook and stir the mixture constantly over medium heat until it boils, about 10 minutes. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared tart shells.

  • Bake in preheated oven until tops and crust edges are light brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, and cool 10 to 15 minutes before removing the tarts from the muffin pan. Cool completely on a rack.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; protein 1.9g 4% DV; carbohydrates 17.6g 6% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 22.9mg 8% DV; sodium 57.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2008
I was looking for a great crust recipe for mini tart crusts and this is it! A few additional suggestions for this recipe: Getting tarts out of a tart pan can be frustrating. I even made this great crust in mini tart pans which are expecially a problem. Be sure to spray your pans with a non stick cooking spray. Otherwise you will not be able to remove the tarts without breaking. Also I always put my crusts in the freezer for about five minutes right before baking. This allows the butter to get cold and then the hot burst from the oven makes the crust puff much better so the crust is not crackly. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2010
They were okay but won't make them again. The family didn't let them go to waste. I did double the filling because for some reason I ran out half way threw. Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2008
I was looking for a great crust recipe for mini tart crusts and this is it! A few additional suggestions for this recipe: Getting tarts out of a tart pan can be frustrating. I even made this great crust in mini tart pans which are expecially a problem. Be sure to spray your pans with a non stick cooking spray. Otherwise you will not be able to remove the tarts without breaking. Also I always put my crusts in the freezer for about five minutes right before baking. This allows the butter to get cold and then the hot burst from the oven makes the crust puff much better so the crust is not crackly. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2010
This dessert was delicious! I started by making the tart shell but the consistency was too crumbly so I added an extra 2 tablespoons of butter and another 1/8 cup of sugar and it came together quite well. I used my hands to combine the dough and the warmth of my hands made it very easy to work with. I also stuck the cupcake pan with the dough in the freezer for 5 minutes (as another person suggested) then added the almond mixture on top. I followed the recipe exactly for the rest of it and the finished product was amazing! Can't wait to impress my guests tomorrow night! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
These are very tasty and not difficult to make. I followed the recipe to the letter with one exception: my almonds were sliced rather than slivered. To avoid problems removing the tarts from the pan run a butter knife around each one after removing from the oven. After the recommended cooling time they pop right out. Thanks for a tasty recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/03/2008
I didn't make the filling for this dessert but the crust was so unbelievably delicious the best tart crust I have ever had Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2010
pretty good but not the AMAZING dessert I was hoping for. Maybe more almond flavour would have been nice like some almond extract. The crust was a nice shortbread crust which everyone likes. I would give it a 4 1/2 stars just because its really good but not perfect. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2011
These were easy and adorable! The dough was a little crumbly to put in the muffin tins but stayed together once baked no problem. I didn't have trouble getting them out of the muffin tins. Just coaxed out with the tip of a knife. I thought maybe they could have used a bit more filling so next time I might make 1.5 times the filling and see how that works. I will make again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2010
They were okay but won't make them again. The family didn't let them go to waste. I did double the filling because for some reason I ran out half way threw. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
OMG absolutely DIVINE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would only recommend doubling the pastry mixture and making half as much again of the filling. Also silicon cases are definately the way to go with these if you want to be able to remove them easily without breaking. Gorgeous - an absolute must Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2011
So good. I make these all the time. Read More
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