Bakewell Tarts

Ingredients:
Pastry: I use Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
1 jar preserves, any flavor (I use apricot or strawberry)

Filling:
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. ground almonds
1 tsp. almond flavoring
1 pkg. natural sliced almonds for garnish

Glaze:
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1-2 tsp. milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pastry: cut pie crust into 2 1/2 diameter circles. Put into mini-muffin pan with tart shaper (wooden tool w/ball shape at each end).
Add 1/2 tsp. preserves into each tart.
Filling: Cream together butter and sugar; add egg, almonds, flour and flavoring. Mix well.
Add approximately one teaspoon of filling on top of preserves.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Let cool.
Decorate with sliced almonds and then glaze.
Makes: 24 tarts