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Almond Joy Tarts

Mini tarts with an almond crust, creamy coconut filling, and chocolate topping.


For the tart dough:

  • ¼ cup whole toasted almonds
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg , lightly whisked

For the filling:

  • 8 ounces white chocolate , chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon rum

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate , chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup whole toasted almonds


  • To make the tart dough, put the almonds and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the almonds are finely ground. Add the flour and salt and pulse until just combined. Add the butter and pulse until sandy, about 6 to 10 quick pulses. Add the egg and pulse until the dough comes together into a ball. Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least an hour, or overnight.
  • To make the coconut filling, place the white chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the cream just to a boil and pour over the white chocolate. Let it stand for 30 seconds, then whisk until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • To assemble the tart, begin by preparing the tart crusts. Dust a work surface with flour. Divide the dough disk into 6 equal portions. Roll each into a smooth disk (the dough will be sticky) 5 ½ inches in diameter. Very gently press each dough disk into a 4 inch tart pan with removable bottom.
  • Place the tart pans in the freezer for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line the tart crusts with aluminum foil and fill with baking beans. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Remove the white chocolate ganache from the fridge and put in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat at a medium speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Do not overwhip. Fold in the coconut and run. Divide the filling between the 6 tart shells and place them in the fridge while you make the chocolate glaze.
  • To make the chocolate glaze, place the chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Put the heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring just to a boil and pour over the chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Let the mixture set for about 10 minutes, then pour over the filled tart shells. Top each tart with toasted almonds and refrigerate until the glaze sets, about 10 minutes.
  • Store the tarts in the fridge, they will keep for several days.
Adapted from Baked Explorations


Calories: 1070kcal, Carbohydrates: 72g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 84g, Saturated Fat: 53g, Cholesterol: 159mg, Sodium: 180mg, Potassium: 550mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 1408IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 178mg, Iron: 4mg
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