COCONUT TART

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A sweet Belizean treat and one that is hard to pass up. Utilizing grated coconuts as its main feature, this snack is favored by both young and old. Learn how to make this quick and easy recipe by following the steps below.

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WHAT YOU NEED:

 PASTRY

  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2/3 cups sugar

  • 1 1/3 cups butter, softened

  • 2 eggs, beaten well

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FILLING

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/3 cups sugar

  • 7 oz. pkg. flaked coconut or fresh grated coconut

DIRECTIONS:

*Sift flour with salt and 2/3 cups sugar.

*Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

*Stir in beaten eggs and blend well. Knead dough slightly. Cover and refrigerate about 20 minutes.

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

*For each tartlet, place 1 heaping tablespoon dough in ungreased muffin cup. Press and shape to form pastry shell.

 

FILLING:

Beat eggs well. Add sugar and coconut. Mix until thoroughly blended.

Fill pastry shells as directed.

*Spoon 1 tablespoon filling into each tartlet shell.

Bake at 375 degrees for 22 to 24 minutes until filling is golden brown.

*Cool slightly before removing tartlets from pans.

 

*This recipe is extra delicious with Aunt Sadie’s Sweet Pepper Sauce.  Drizzle over the tops for extra spiciness…..