Sunday, April 06, 2008

A sweet treat

When I made my pumpkin tartlets Jon confessed that his favorite kind of tarts are those ones with the custard and berries - "you know, the traditional kind." Well I don't know how traditional they really are, but he did have a point about the deliciousness of fruit tarts. In fact, my favorite pie has always been a strawberry pie, which is pretty close to a tart anyway.

I'm super jazzed about my new tartlet pans, so I was more than happy to spend some time this weekend and throw together a couple for us. Now here's where we test to see if you're paying attention - remember last weekend when I said I'd update you later? Well the big news is, Jon and I are moving at the end of the month - woo hoo! In light of that, I'm trying to use up my pantry and not create too many leftovers. So you may be seeing some really....um...creative dishes, or you may see a move from food for a bit if our dinner consists of grilled sausage and rice.....and you'll definitely be seeing some smaller portions. So with that in mind - I only made 2 tartlets. No leftovers here!

I topped these with some vanilla ice cream, because pies and tarts are ALWAYS better a la mode!

Mixed Berry Tartlet
Tart Dough
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups mixed berries
3/4 Tbsp chambord
3/4 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 lemon, zested

1) Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with foil. Roll out dough on floured surface and cut out 2 rounds.
2) Fit dough into two tartlet pans with removable bottoms. Refrigerate tartlet shells while preparing filling.
3) In large bowl, combine berries, sugar, chambord, cornstarch, and lemon zest.
4) Divide fruit between tartlets and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake until filling is bubbly and pastry is golden, about 30 minutes.

Serves 2.
Each serving has:
Calories 473.5
Total Fat 15.2 g
Cholesterol 38.9 mg
Sodium 155.7 mg
Potassium 220.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 80.7 g
Protein 3.7 g

13 comments:

  1. I love pumpkin, but I'm with Jon on this. Those tartlets look amazing.

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  2. 1) those look amazing
    2) YAY for moving :) I CAN'T wait!!!

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  3. This has to be good. I mean berries in a tart! Top marks on my book!

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  4. These look great!! Have fun with the move. :)

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  5. Those look so delish! I am, once again, tempted to begin cooking/baking more just to create something like this.

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  6. I have to make this - so if I'm using just a regular round tart pan it seems like this would be too much dough. Can it freeze? (the dough that is)

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  7. Those are adorable and they make me want one...NOW!

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  8. I have some extra tarts that need to be used up and this looks like a great way to do it! I'll be making these this week. Thanks!

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  9. jim would love these! fruit-based desserts are his favorite.

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  10. Moving - how exciting! Though I don't envy you as I hate all things involved with moving: packing, cleaning, unpacking. Other than that it's exciting. Those tartlets look super yummy.

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