Raspberry Almond Tassies

  Raspberries and almonds are among my favorite flavors and foods so this was a easy choice for me to bake.  The Better Homes and Garden’s Test Kitchen Favorites uses these two flavors in Raspberry Almond Tassies. With a butter crust, which rolled out beautifully after chilling, Raspberry All Fruit preserves and ground almonds make up the filling. They are quite easy to make, just a little time fussing with them. I was surprised how easily the dough handled. I did get 24 tassies instead of the 18 it stated. A nice bonus.
  Do use the amount of the jam called for in each tassie. I had a few that I got too much jam in and it boiled up on the sides.
Raspberry - Almond Tassies
1 cup all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter
3 to 4 tablespoons cold water
4 ½ teaspoons seedless raspberry jam
½ cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter, softened
⅔ cup finely ground almonds
¼ teaspoon almond extract
1 slightly beaten egg
  In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and salt. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold butter until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in the cold water one tablespoon at a time until all flour is moistened and the ball stays together. Add a little more water if necessary. Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for one hour.
  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to ⅛ inch thickness. Cut circles with a 2 ½ inch round cookie cutter. Ease into the cups of a ungreased 1 ¾ inch muffin cups.
Spoon ¼ teaspoon jam into the bottom of each cup. No more than ¼ teaspoon.
  In mixer bowl, beat sugar and softened butter till creamy. Beat in the egg, add the almond flavoring and ground almonds. Stir until well mixed.
  Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling into each cup on top of raspberry jam. Bake in 400° oven for 23 minutes or until brown on top. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
Dust with powdered sugar if desired.


  1. This is very similar to our Bakewell tart recipe here in the UK

  2. That is interesting. I have heard of them, but never saw a recipe for them. These were enjoyed by everyone who tasted them.

  3. I need the recipe that uses almond paste

    1. The recipe has the ingredients listed. After the raspberry jam the next ingredients are for the filling. Sugar, butter, almonds, almond extract, and 1 egg. The directions tell you how to mix it. Hope this makes it clearer.


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