428235 maids of honor tortes

15 servings
8 tablespoons Butter
1½ cup Flour
1 tablespoon Sugar
To 5 tbsp. ice water
Egg yolks
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Blanched almonds, pulverized
1 tablespoon Flour
1 tablespoon Grated orange peel
2 tablespoons Whipping cream

Pastry: In large mixing bowl, cut butter in flour until coarse crumbs. Add sugar; toss with water, 1 tablespoon at a time until forms ball. Refrigerate.

Filling: Beat egg yolks with sugar, almonds, flour and orange peel.

Add cream; beat until smooth; set aside. On lightly floured board roll out pastry to ¼ inch thick; cut into 3 inch circles. Grease and flour medium muffin pan cups. Gently fit pastry circle into each cup. Spoon about 1 fat tablespoon filling into each cup, filling to ⅛ inch from top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until filling is light golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Submitted By BARRY WEINSTEIN On 04-02-95

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