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Perfect for any occasion, these elegant Mini Berry Tarts are made with a buttery crust, vanilla pastry cream and fresh berries on top

Mini Berry Tarts

Perfect for any occasion, these elegant Mini Berry Tarts are made with a buttery crust, vanilla pastry cream and fresh berries on top

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine French
Keyword berry tartlettes, fruit tarts, mini desserts, mini tarts, petit fours, tartlettes, tea time treats
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 30 tarts
Calories 181 kcal
Author Tiffany bendayan

Ingredients

For Tart Crust

  • 1/2 cup Butter (1 stick) room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Pastry Flour

For Vanilla Pastry Cream

  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar divided
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons Butter cubed
  • 1/2 tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

For Assembly

  • 2-3 Pints Berries
  • 1 cup Peach Preserves
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

For Tart Crust

  1. Using the paddle attachment of the mixer, cream the butter and sugar over medium speed for 3-4 minutes

  2. Add the egg, salt and vanilla and mix until combined. Use a spatula to clean down the sides and bottom of the mixer bowl 

  3. Finally add the flour little by little. Do not overmix

  4. Divide the dough in two and flatten each one into a disk. Wrap each disk in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight 

  5. Over a floured surface and using a rolling pin, roll each disk until 1/4" thick and cut into 3" circles. If needed add a bit more flour

  6. Place each circle into a 2.5" diameter tartlet plan and using your fingers, press into the bottom and every groove. Tartlets pan don't need to be greased 

  7. Freeze for 20 minutes or until firm

  8. Preheat oven 350 Degrees F

  9. Prick the bottom of each tart pan with a fork

  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden

  11. Remove from mold by simply inverting them into a cooling rack and let them cool completely

For Vanilla Pastry Cream

Assembly

  1. Warm the Peach Preserves in the microwave and strain into a clean bowl

  2. Spoon the chilled pastry cream into the baked tart crusts filling them 3/4 full

  3. Top with berries

  4. Brush the berries with the preserves

  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Mini Berry Tarts
Amount Per Serving (1 tart)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 78mg3%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.