Sunday, September 26, 2010

Almond Cream Cheese Tartelettes

Ok, so I'm lying. These aren't really tartelettes... this a recipe for bars, but I didn't have enough confectioners' sugar for the whole recipe, so I halved it, and tartelette pans are adorable, so here we are. By all means double this recipe and make bars, an unexpected alternative to brownies or lemon squares (Three desserts mentioned in one sentence. Oh, I'm hungry now.). This recipe is beautiful, no matter the shape or size.

Almond Cream Cheese Tartelettes
adapted from

yields 4 tartlettes or 8 mini tartelettes (tartelettettes?)
(if the recipe is doubled, you get a 9 x 13 pan of about 24 bars)

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 cup flour

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract if desired

1 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons almond milk
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Crust: Cut butter into dry ingredients (you can use a pastry cutter or a food processor). Pat into pans. Bake 15-20 minutes until just starting to become golden around the edges. Remove from oven.

Filling: Cream sugar and cream cheese until blended. Beat in egg and extract until fluffy.

Pour over warm crusts and return to oven to bake for about another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.

Frosting: Cream sugar and butter, add almond milk and beat for 2 minutes.

Spread evenly on cooled tartelettes. Sprinkle with almonds.

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  1. I love that you made them into tartelettes! They're adorable. Everything about these are delicious! Love the sliced almonds on top.

  2. the word is tartelettes :) take it from a french-speaking woman ! it's an interresting take on bars to bake them in those molds...

  3. Mmmmmm those sound delicious and look so pretty :)

  4. wow, great photos and this looks delicious! :)

  5. Please, what is and where do you find almond milk?

  6. Almond milk is a milk made from almonds with no lactose (vegan friendly). It is commonly sold at most grocery stores these days. I got mine at CostCo. However it won't make or break this recipe, so you could substitute in any milk. You can always add almond extract or use almond flour in the crust layer, depending on how much almond you like!

  7. wow! that's all I can say...this is a keeper!

  8. these look amazing. i can't wait to try them!

  9. How pretty, did not know it was a mini dessert when I first looked at the picture. The details and the color are very beautiful.

    Congrats on Top 9 today


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