Almond tartlets recipe

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These delicious almond tartlets are so easy to make at home. They are perfect served with cream, custard or just on their own with a nice cup of tea

Almond tartlets
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  • healthy
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories214 Kcal11%
Sugar3.9 g4%
Fat16.3 g23%
Saturated Fat4.5 g23%
Salt0.09 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein5.3 g11%
Carbohydrates10.3 g4%
Salt0.09 gRow 7 - Cell 2

These delicious almond tartlets are so easy to make at home. They are perfect served warm with cream, with custard or just on their own with a nice cup of tea.

These indulgent tartlets, packed with cherry preserve and light almonds, have far fewer calories than shop-bought versions. This recipe makes 12 tarts each working out at only 140 calories per serving. Each almond tart is made with ground almonds and decorated with flaked almonds too. These almond tartlets have a similar taste to a Bakewell tart.


  • ½ x 375g packet chilled dessert shortcrust pastry
  • 1 level tbsp seedless raspberry jam
  • 30g (1oz) butter, softened
  • 30g (1oz) caster sugar
  • 30g (1oz) ground almonds
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • Few drops of almond extract
  • 12 level tbsp flaked almonds
  • Icing sugar, for dusting
  • 7cm (2¾in) fluted cutter
  • 12 hole bun tray




  1. Set the oven to gas mark 6 or 200°C.
  2. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface. Using cutter, cut pastry to line bun-tray holes, re-rolling pastry as necessary.
  3. Mix the jam in a small bowl until it's runny, and then place a very small amount in the base of each pastry case, smearing it out to cover the base.
  4. Beat the butter so it's really soft, then add sugar, ground almonds, egg yolk and almond extract. Beat until smooth, then divide mixture between pastry cases, spreading it out slightly. Sprinkle flaked almonds on top.
  5. Bake tartlets in the centre of the oven for 10 mins, then reduce oven temperature to gas mark 2 or 150°C, and cook for a further 10-15 mins, or until they are a light-golden colour.
  6. Remove the tartlets from the oven and transfer them to a wire rack to cool. Dust with icing sugar just before serving.
Top Tip for making Almond tartlets

Sue's tip: 'Pack cold tartlets, before dusting with icing sugar, into a suitable container; freeze for up to 1 month. Defrost for a few hours before dusting with icing sugar. They can be warmed slightly before serving.'

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies