Conversation Tarts

Conversation Tarts

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Servings: 20 tarts
Calories: 141


  • 2 oz butter
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 oz ground almonds
  • 1 1/2 oz flour All purpose
  • few drops of almond essence
  • 8 oz puff pastry
  • beaten egg to glaze
  • 2 oz thin royal icing
  • flaked almonds to decorate


  • Cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Gradually beat in the egg and egg yolks, then add the ground almonds, flour and almond essence and mix well.
  • Roll out three-quarters of the dough thinly and use to line boat-shaped tins or small patty tins.
  • Brush with beaten egg and fill with the almond mixture.
  • Roll out the remaining dough thinly and use to cover the tins.
  • Spread the tops with royal icing and sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake in a preheated moderately hot oven 200°C (400°F) Gas mark 6 for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to moderate 180°C (350°F) Gas Mark 4 and bake for a further 10 minutes.
Calories: 141 kcal
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 9g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 42 mg
Sodium: 61 mg
Potassium: 19 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 5 g
Vitamin A: 121 IU
Calcium: 13 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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