Almond Shortbread Crust

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If you love almonds, then this is the tart crust for you! Unlike pie crust, a shortbread tart crust is not finicky to the weather or over handling.
Acquired from www.BakingBites.com

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 10

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Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: dessert · almond · tart · crust · shortbread ·

Ingredients

1 C Flour
1/4 C Almond Meal
1/4 C Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 C Butter, cold pieces

Method

For Tart Crust:
-Using a food processor OR a pastry blender, combine flour, almond meal, sugar and salt.
- Cut cold butter pieces into mixture until it's "sandy" and butter is well incorporated. This can also be done by and using your fingertips.
-Pour crumb mixture into a 9-. 10- or 11-inch tart pan (or 4-5 individual tart pans) and press firmly up the sides and into an even layer on the bottom of the pan.
-Back at 350F for 15-20 minutes, until firm and light golden.
-Allow to cool before filling with custard cream.

NOTE: This crust can also be used with a filling that needs to be baked, and should NOT be pre-baked for those types of recipes.

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