But back to the desserts! I wanted to make something really simple a day ahead of time. Enter the mini dessert tarts.
Mini Fig Tarts
Fill pre-made mini dessert tart shells with good quality fig jam, top with thinly sliced ripe figs.
Mini Lemon Tarts
Fill pre-made mini dessert tart shells with good quality lemon curd, top with a ripe raspberry for a pop of color and taste.
Mini Chocolate Dulce de Leche Tarts
Put 3/4 cup good quality dulce de leche into a sauce pan and heat until just bubbling. Add 1 large square of dark chocolate, chopped finely. Stir until melted through. Add one egg yolk, whisk vigourously and remove from heat. Continue whisking for several minutes, then add 1 tablespoon of room temperature butter at the end, continue whisking until incporporated and glossy. Fill pre-made dessert tart shells with the mixture and refrigerate until set. Add a few shavings of dark chocolate to the top when cooled.
HINT: Make it easy on yourself, put a baggie into a glass & add your fillings. Cut the corner off and pipe it into the mini tart shells.
I hope they taste as good as they look! A little sampling of the fillings tells me they will be just perfect. We are serving them with fresh fruit and maybe a little scoop of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream on the side.