Individual Raspberry Macaroon Tarts

Raspberry Macaroon Tarts // Savvy Eats

Is there a raspberry shortage going on or something this year? We were out picking sour cherries (I need to restock on my homemade maraschinos!) this week, with the thought that we’d grab a pint or two of raspberries for fresh eating afterwards. But they were something like $4/pound, even for the non-organic variety. FOUR dollars? I like raspberries, but not enough to drop $8 to make a single pie or have with a few breakfasts.

And I swear they weren’t that expensive the last 3 years I’ve picked raspberries around here. Maybe it is because I usually pick my raspberries in the fall, and they are cheaper then? I sure hope so, because I really want to make some raspberry jam this year!
Individual Raspberry Macaroon Tarts - Savvy Eats

I couldn’t quite shake my craving for some sort of raspberry-based dessert, so when we got home from the farm, I broke out a jar of last year’s raspberry preserves. I mixed up a simple macaroon tart crust, spread it with a thick layer of raspberry preserves, and topped it off with a pistachio-coconut crumble. Forty-five minutes later, and dessert was ready!

Raspberry Macaroon Tarts // savvyeat.com

Individual Raspberry Macaroon Tarts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 3

Individual Raspberry Macaroon Tarts

Rich raspberry preserves fill a macaroon-style tart shell in this quick summer dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut (or 2 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut + 1/4 cup granulated sugar)
  • 3 egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 3/4 cup raspberry preserves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Pulse 2 cups of the coconut (and the 1/4 cup sugar, if you are using unsweetened coconut), 2 of the egg whites and a pinch of salt together in a food processor. Press the coconut into three 6" round tartlet pans. Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes, or until the coconut is beginning to brown.
  3. While the crusts bake, pulse the other 3/4 cups coconut with the last egg white and the pistachios in a food processor until they form a coarse crumb.
  4. Spread the raspberry preserves over the baked crusts, and top with the pistachio-coconut mixture. Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes.
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Comments

  1. says

    I too have noticed a lack of raspberries this year. Heck, my husband was in California ( berry capitol) and my husband stopped at several farm stands and no raspberries! These tarts look so good and I will surely make these for my husband!

  2. says

    Yeah!! What’s up with the prices for raspberries?! I only bought one or two pints this year and they cost around $4, too. I keep using (and buying) frozen raspberries… I know it’s not the same but it works just fine for smoothies and stuff!

    Your Raspberry Macaroon Tart looks mouthwatering!! Yummie 🙂

  3. says

    I hear ya on the expensive berries! They’re insane. It’s like they’re affordable for a week, but the rest of the year you have to sell your firstborn if you want to make a pie. Unreal. These cherry tarts though? Totally awesome.