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Lucille's Christmas Tart Shells Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Rebecca Abenroth
Added: Sunday, January 13, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  


1 cup all-purpose flour
cup granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
lb butter
1 egg yolk
tsp almond extract
cup blanched almonds (optional)


Directions:
Directions:

Bring butter to room temperature. Mix all ingredients, then turn dough onto lightly floured board and gently work into ball.
Divide dough into 12 equal parts and place in forms. Using thumbs, even out into forms. Do not extend dough above forms, as it will break.
Bake at 400 degrees until lightly browned.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
as long as it takes!
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are Mom's famous Christmas Tart Shells, which she fills with outrageously rich lemon or chocolate filling. The recipe for those follows.
These are delicate - sit down while you form them, and take your time.

 

 

 

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