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Jan 03

Mini Fruit Tarts

Because I neglected to say it my last post, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you! Eric and I have decided not to make any New Year’s resolutions this year, mostly because we’re constantly trying to better ourselves, our marriage and our life. I think 2013 is going to be a darn good year 🙂  Plus, we discovered these delightful min fruit tarts to munch on.

Onto the FOOD! These are some cute mini fruit tarts that I made for a party I had a few months ago (blame the chaos that has been my life for the tardiness in posting). They are the easiest dessert to make! Plus they’re adorable and delicious….and a little on the fancy side. You can earn some major entertaining points for this one 🙂

I used a mini cupcake pan. I’m sure you could use a full sized cupcake pan, but I prefer the miniature variety…they’re so much more fun to eat, right?

Mini Fruit TartsI used prepackaged sugar cookie dough from the refrigerator section. This is such a cool trick. Just roll the sugar cookie into a ball and place in the bottom of a greased mini cupcake pan. Bake according to package instructions. They’ll rise and then fall when you take them out of the oven to make this perfect “pie” crust.Mini Fruit Tarts I used a mixture of frozen fruit that I had on hand. I sprinkled some sugar on the fruit and let them thaw out.Mini Fruit TartsFor the filling, I used a frozen whipped cream and powdered sugar mixture. I beat a full container of whipped cream with about an 1/8 cup of powdered sugar. I filled the cups with the sugary mixture and topped it with fruit! Mini Fruit Tarts Mini Fruit TartsMini Fruit Tarts
refrigerated sugar cookie (rolled into small balls)
fruit (frozen or fresh) of your choice
whipped cream
powdered sugar
granulated sugar
mini cupcake pan

1. Place small balls of sugar cookie in a greased mini cupcake pan. Bake according to package directions.

2. Let the cookie fully cool and harden before going on to the next step

3. Meanwhile, whip a container of whipped cream with about 1/8 cup of powdered sugar. You can increase the amount of sugar you use depending on how sweet you want it. You can also just use the whipped cream!

4. Sprinkle fruit with granulated sugar and let thaw if frozen

5. Assemble the mini fruit tarts once the cookies are cooled and hardened.

6. DIG IN!

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