Sweet Tarts

Sweet Tarts

I decided I need to add a little more fruit to my diet.

My pie diet, anyway.

Berries

Berries. Black and blue.

Berries

And raspberries, too.

Berry Tart

I think I love you.

Tart

These are really easy to make.

Pie crust, plus berries…

Berry Tart

Just fold and bake.

Black and Blueberry Tart

This one didn’t even make it to the plate.

Tarts

Enjoy them topped with ice cream.

Berry Tart and Ice Cream

And each delicious bite will be a dream.

You know, these little tarts might make me want to start eating fruit more often.

Or at least more pie.

This is a fun way to treat yourself at the end of a long summer day.

One of the simple luxuries in life… baking with fruit… And, it makes a great canvas for ice cream, too.

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Mini Sweet Tarts

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons ice cold water
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2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
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6 cups blueberries, blackberries or raspberries (or combination)
1 egg
Raw sugar

  • Combine 2 cups flour and 1/3 cup sugar in a food processor. Add butter and pulse until until it comes together in small pieces. You can also use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour.
  • In a small bowl stir, egg yolks, sour cream and water together. Stir into flour mixture.
  • Knead the dough until a ball forms. Cover with plastic wrap and pat into a disc. Chill for about an hour or place in the freezer until dough is easy to work with.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Divide dough into 10 equal portions
  • Roll out each dough section on a lightly floured surface. Use a circle (4.5 inch) or heart (5 inch) cutter to cut out shapes and transfer to parchment lined baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, stir 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Sprinkle a little bit in the center of each shape, reserving the rest.
  • In a larger bowl, combine fruit, lemon juice and remaining, sugar and flour mixture. Toss gently until coated.
  • Spoon fruit onto the center of each tart shape and fold edges over fruit overlapping the dough as you fold.
  • Brush dough with egg and sprinkle raw sugar on edges.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are brown and fruit is tender.

Makes about 10 mini tarts

Recipe slightly amended from these Petite Fruit Tarts at BHG.com.

Enjoy
This post is sponsored by Häagen-Dazs® ice cream, encouraging life’s little luxuries.