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Almond Tassies

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Ingredients
  Butter 2 Cup (32 tbs), softened (No Substitutes)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Canned almond paste 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 3
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and egg yolks.
Gradually add flour and salt.
Divide dough into fourths; roll each portion into 12 small balls.
Press each ball onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased miniature muffin cup; set aside.
For filling, combine almond paste, 1 cup sugar, egg yolks and lemon juice in a large mixing bowl.
In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; beat in vanilla and remaining sugar until stiff peaks form.
Beat into the almond mixture.
Fill prepared cups three-fourths full.
Sprinkle with pecans.
Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.
Carefully remove tassies from pans.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Ingredient: 
Almond
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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