Chocolate Linzer Tarts

Chocolate Linzer Tarts

Makes 4 tarts

Try using fig spread instead of raspberry jam for these tarts. The figs add a rich flavor that pairs well with the chocolate. A pretty dessert perfect for entertaining.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 cup finely ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup raspberry jam or 3/4 cup fig spread
  • Confectioner's sugar and fresh raspberries
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 4 small (4-inch) tart pans with removable bottoms. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, almonds, sugar, cocoa and baking powder. With pastry cutter, two forks or the paddle attachment of your mixer, blend in the butter until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Stir in the milk; stir briefly just until dough forms a ball. Divide ball in half; wrap in plastic wrap and firm in refrigerator for 30—40 minutes.

Roll out dough between two sheets of wax paper, quite thickly, about 1/3 inch thick. Cut out 4 circles, slightly larger than the tart pans and place in the bottom of the prepared pans. Divide jam and spread delicately on top of each tart. Roll out the other piece of dough, adding any scraps from first piece and cut out 4 circles, again slightly larger than the pans and place on top, pushing gently around the edges to seal.

Bake for 35—40 minutes or until tart dough is firm. Cool; remove outside ring of tart pan and dust with confectioner's sugar.

Reserve any extra dough for further use or form into 2-inch balls, flatten center with thumb fill with jam and bake alongside tarts.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:1060 calories (420 from fat), 48g total fat, 23g saturated fat, 90mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 152g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 75g sugar), 19g protein
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