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Vienna Triangles

 Vienna Triangles
Bring these delicate pastry triangles to a holiday tea party and you’re guaranteed to earn accolades. Featuring a luscious almond filling and a rich chocolate glaze, they also make a lovely hostess gift when wrapped in a decorative box.—Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan
108 ServingsPrep: 1 hour Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups cold butter, cubed
  • FILLING:
  • 3 cups sliced almonds
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • COATING:
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, confectioners' sugar and salt;
  • cut in butter until crumbly. Pat into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x
  • 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until
  • lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the almonds, sugar, egg

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Vienna Triangles (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • whites, flour, corn syrup and cinnamon; cook over low heat until a
  • thermometer reads 200°, stirring constantly. Remove from the
  • heat; stir in extract and baking powder. Spread jam over crust;
  • spread almond mixture over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool
  • completely on a wire rack. Cut into 54 squares; cut each diagonally
  • into two triangles.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip
  • half of each triangle in chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place
  • on waxed paper; let stand until set. Yield: 9 dozen.
To Make Ahead: Can be made 2 days in advance. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutritional Facts: 1 triangle equals 75 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.