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Dulce de Leche Shortbread Tart

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This riff on the Peruvian Alfajor cookie is super easy and yet very impressive. A free-form shortbread tart is topped with dulce de leche and fresh strawberries for a fantastic treat everyone will love.

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  • Servings: 16 servings


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PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Lightly butter a large baking sheet.

WHISK cornstarch, flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

BEAT butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks and vanilla extract. Reduce speed to low; add cornstarch mixture until fully incorporated.

FORM dough into a ball. Flatten slightly to form a fat disc. Place between two large sheets of parchment paper and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

REMOVE dough from refrigerator and set on a flat surface. Keep dough between parchment paper sheets and roll out to 1/8-inch thickness (about 10-inch round). Remove top piece of parchment. Carefully lift the parchment and dough and place on prepared baking sheet.

BAKE for 15 to 17 minutes or until shortbread is pale golden (do not allow to brown). Remove shortbread to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

MICROWAVE dulce de leche in small bowl until easily spreadable. Pour over shortbread and gently spread evenly. Top with sliced strawberries. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 16 servings
Calories 150
Calories from Fat 60
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Cholesterol 45mg 14%
Sodium 60mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 4%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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