Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Weeknight Treat - Fast Fruit Tarts!

Ever have one of those nights when you NEED a dessert, yet you dont feel like reallyyyyy baking, and you feel guilty for even thinking about sweets?

That is me, usually at least 3 times a week, HA!  I found a solution, a la my favorite, Martha Stewart - honeyed fruit tarts!

This treat is adapted from her Pies & Tarts book.  It's fast, delicious, and a little bit more healthy than a batch of brownies at least.  I used peaches and strawberries, because those are the fruits we had in our fridge, but this would be delicious with all kinds of fruits - pears, any type of berries, etc.  Also, if you are into specifics, Martha lists them in her recipe.  Me, I just read over the recipe, and eyeballed everything I had, so please excuse the vague recipe below.


  • Chop up about 1 cup of up fruit (I used 4 big strawberries and half of a peach)
  • Put it in a bowl, drizzle over some honey (use as much or as little as you like), and squeeze half a lime.  
  • If you like zest like we do, zest your lime half and mix that in with the fruits.  Cover with saran wrap and stick in the fridge.
  • Take out two squares of frozen puff pastry
  • Microwave for 10 seconds to defrost
  • Brush with water, milk, egg wash, whatever you fancy
  • Sprinkle with sanding sugar
  • Bake for ~15-20 minutes, or until golden brown
  • When its baked and puffed, pull out the pastry and squish down the center to form a little well
  • Let cool enough so that it won't burn your mouth
  • Spoon honeyed fruits into the pastry well
  • Eat up, buttercup!

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