Linzer Crust

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  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a food processor or blender, finely grind almonds. If using a blender, pour ground nuts into a bowl.
  2. To almonds, add flour, butter, sugar, egg yolks, orange peel, cocoa, cinnamon, and cloves.
  3. Whirl in food processor or rub with your fingers until dough holds together.
  4. Pack into a firm ball, then pinch off and reserve 1/2 cup dough
  5. Firmly press remaining dough evenly over bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9-inch cake pan with removable rim.
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