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Swedish Mazarin Torte or Mazarins

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“This is a traditional Swedish dessert called Mazarintarta. It calls for green food coloring in the filling, but I think I'd leave that out (too many chemicals for me!). From cookbook "Favorite Swedish Recipes". PREP TIME DOESN'T INCLUDE 1 HOUR REFRIGERATION TIME. The recipe didn't indicate what size pie tin to use, but based on the amount of ingredients, I'm guessing a rather small one.”

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  1. Combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and flour and stir until smooth.
  2. Place dough in refrigerator for one hour.
  3. To make filling, combine butter and sugar until smooth. Add almonds, eggs and food coloring and mix until well blended.
  4. Butter an 8 inch pie tin.
  5. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out to fit the pie tin and then spread the filling evenly over the crust.
  6. Bake in a slow oven - 250F - for 30 minutes. Cool in the tin.
  7. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar or spread with a simple icing (1/2 c powdered sugar and 1 tablespoons water).
  8. OPTIONAL: you can make these into small tarts instead. Follow same steps but bake in 375F oven for 20 minutes. These are called Mazarins.

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