Mini Dessert Tarts - Easy Prep. Big Impact.

03 October 2009
Tomorrow we're having a Technology Free Day, but I couldn't wait to show you the dessert we have planned for tomorrow night!  I am busting through so many of my 101 Things in 1,001 Days, but I can't wait to cross off #77 tomorrow.  I procured my dear friend Lisa's Braised Short Rib recipe, along with her Horseradish Mashed Potato, AND her Roasted Carrots & Parsnips recipes.  Does that sound mouth watering or what?  I have her blessing to share the deliciousness with you on Monday, so keep an eye out. 

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.


Ashley said...

OMG they look so yummy!

Too bad my diet is back on hardcore after the birthday weekend.

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

These look fabulous! I'm going to save these recipes for the next pot luck! They are sure to "WOW" my friends, family and co-workers!

Thanks for sharing!

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