Almond Shortcrust Pastry

12 tartlets

This nutty shortcrust pastry becomes the perfect base for our favorite Blueberry Jam Tartlets.


  • cup whole blanched almonds

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons ice water


  1. Finely grind almonds in a food processor. Add flour, sugar, and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yolk and 1 tablespoon ice water; pulse until dough just comes together, adding up to 1 tablespoon more water if needed.

  2. Shape pastry into a disk, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes (up to 3 days) before rolling.

Cook's Notes

Pastry can be frozen up to 1 month.

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