Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Birthday America

This idea came from Katie at Good Things Catered. I thoroughly enjoy her blog.

When going to a party or BBQ I feel bad if I don't contribute something. Even if the hostess says not to bring anything. I can't help it. I must. So I was scrambling on the morning of the Fourth. We decided to visit an old family friend who was hosting a BBQ. I needed to do something patriotic. The whipped cream and berries thing? No. Cupcakes? Overplayed. To Food Gawker for inspiration I went! I happened upon these and had native strawberries on hand as well as a half pint of blueberries. It was a plan!!

Once I got the dough rolled and filled and was tucking the edges up and into itself...I wasn't so sure this was a good idea. They weren't the prettiest little tarts. My sister said they are "rustic" sort of like the flower planter that I made that no one likes. After brushing them with egg and then baking them they did look much better. They were a hit at the party!!

Mini Berry Tarts
Source: Adapted from Good Things Catered
Yield: 10-12 tarts

Your favorite pie crust
3 cups halved fresh strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
Zest of lemon
Just of one lemon
1 beaten egg

Mix the berries, sugar, lemon juice and zest.

Roll out the dough and cut into circles. (I used a little bowl.) Place the circles on a pan and top each with a bit of the berry mixture. Tuck the sides of the circle up and pinch the edges to keep the sides there. Brush each tart with egg and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

1 comment:

Maeghan said...

Look yummy to me!:)