Apricot Almond Tartlets

Recipe by luvmybge
READY IN: 40mins




  • To make dough, in the bowl of a food processor, pulse flour, granulated sugar, and orange zest together until just blended.
  • Scatter butter over flour mixture and pulse until mixture has the consistency of cornmeal.
  • While pulsing, pour egg white through feed tube.
  • Process until dough forms a ball.
  • Transfer to a lightly floured surface and, with the heel of your hand, press dough together until it is smooth and cohesive.
  • Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 350° degrees F.
  • Have a 12-well mini-tart plaque nearby.
  • Use 1 level tablespoon of dough for each tartlet.
  • Roll dough between your palms to form a smooth ball.
  • With index finger, press center of dough ball into well, then press dough up the sides to distribute evenly.
  • To make almond filling, in the bowl of a food processor, pulse almond paste, butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, egg yolk, vanilla and orange zest together until smooth.
  • Spoon about 2 level tablespoons of filling into each shell.
  • (I just use a heaping tablespoon) Then spoon about 1/2 teaspoon apricot preserves in the center of each filled tartlet.
  • Bake until filling and edges of crusts are golden, 22-25 minutes.
  • Transfer plaque to a wire rack and cool about 10 minutes, then remove tartlets and place on rack to cool completely.
  • Repeat with remaining dough, filling and preserves.
  • Before serving sprinkle tartlets with confectioners sugar.