Low Carb Recipe
Linzer Tarts, an Austrian specialty, are associated with the city of Linz,and are tart filled treats with raspberry jam. This recipe has been created for low carb dieters and gives you a choice of apricot, raspberry or strawberry jam.
1-1/2 cups almond flour
3 tablespoons artificial sweetener
1/2 cup sugar substitute
1 cup Carbquik Baking Mix
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons preserves, Apricot, Raspberry or Strawberry
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Butter the foil.
Stir together the nut flour and 3 tablespoons sweetener. In a separate bowl, sift together Carbquik Baking Mix, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set both mixtures aside.
Combine the butter, 1/2 cup sweetener and the vanilla in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer set on high speed, beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and beat until fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and add the nut and flour mixtures and mix until just blended (it will be crumbly).
Spread 1-3/4 cup of the batter into the prepared pan. Top with a thin layer of preserves, leaving a 1/2 inch border. Spoon the remaining batter into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. Pipe the batter in a lattice patter atop the preserves. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Bake until the preserves begin to bubble and the crust is just firm to the touch, about 40 min. let cool in pan on wire rack.
Using the foil, lift the sheet from the pan. Peel back the foil sides. Cut into 20 squares.
Sprinkle a little sweetener on top (like you would powdered sugar).
Recipe makes 20 servings Linzer Tarts.