Little Lovies

Little Lovies

Ingredients:

1-1/2

Cup

Butte, softened

1

Cup

Sugar

3

 

Egg yolks

3

Cup

All-purpose flour

Tsp

Salt

1-1/2

Tsp

Vanilla

1

Cup

Strawberry jam

Filling

2

 

Eggs

Cup

Sugar

3

Tbl

Dry sherry

1

Tsp

Grated lemon rind

Cup

Almonds, finely ground

1

Tbl

All-purpose flour

Tsp

Salt

Tsp

Ground nutmeg

Tsp

Ground cinnamon

Directions:

Filling: Beat eggs until light and frothy, gradually add sugar, beating well. Stir in sherry and lemon rind.

In a small bowl combine almonds, flour, salt and spices, mixing well. Stir into egg mixture, blending thoroughly, Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 1-3/4 muffin pans.

Cream butter, gradually add sugar, beating well until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at time, mixing well after each addition. Add flour, salt, and vanilla, mixing well.

Shape dough into 1 balls, Press dough into greased muffin tins to form shells. Spoon tsp jam into each shell. Spoon filling over jam to fill pastry shells.

Bake for 20 min or until set.

Remove from pan while warm and cool on wire racks.

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired.

 

Yields

5-1/2 dozen

 

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