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Holiday Almond Tassies

I make so many of these fancy tassies, I use up a 7-pound container of almond paste every year! They’re one of my family’s holiday favorites. —Donna Westhouse, Dorr, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) almond paste
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Shape into 48 balls. With floured fingers, press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
  • For filling, in a large bowl, combine the almond paste, sugar, eggs, orange juice, cream and flour. Fill prepared cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake at 400° until lightly browned, 12-13 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 tassie: 144 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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