Monday, July 27, 2009

I Heart Tarts!

There's something about a tart- the perfect combination of flaky pastry, jam, chocolate, and a fresh fruit. I made this tart at a jam and tart tasting earlier this week!

And I particularly love tiny two bite tarts! Like these! I made these tarts with a pate brisee crust- made with flour, butter and water. I use the food processor for making pie dough and it works like a charm.

First I baked the crusts in little metal tart pans- available at cooking stores. And after they cooled, I strained the seeds from raspberry jam and put a small dollop on the crust. I melted 6 Tbsp of butter, about 8 oz of chocolate chips and 2 Tbsp of corn syrup and put a layer of that over the jam. Once it started to cool and setup, each tart was topped with a fresh raspberry.

And they were absolutely lovely!