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Coconut-Almond Tartlets

No recipe image available.The moist and chewy almond and coconut filling makes these mini sweet treats extra special.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened*
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, separated
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Filling:
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup flaked coconut
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon alomond extract
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray mini muffin cups lightly with no stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolk and almond extract; beat until well mixed. Stir in 1 1/4 cups flour and salt by hand just until dough forms a ball.
  3. Divide dough into 24 (1-inch) balls. Place 1 ball into each prepared muffin cup; press dough into bottom and up sides. Set aside.
  4. For Filling: Combine egg white, brown sugar and egg in small bowl. Beat at high speed until fluffy (2 to 3 minutes). Stir in coconut, 1 tablespoon flour and almond extract by hand.
  5. Spoon filling into each crust; sprinkle with almonds.
  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned.
  7. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Carefully remove tartlets from pan. Cool completely on cooling rack.

Makes 24 mini tartlets.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/24 of recipe): Calories: 130 Fat: 6 g Cholesterol: 30 mg Sodium: 80 mg Carbohydrates: 18 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Protein: 2 g.