Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mini Blueberry Tart on graham cracker crust

This Saturday was a wet, windy and snowy day. I didn't want to do anything outside my cozy home, so baking goodies for tomorrow morning's worship service was a perfect fit.

I was given a tub of homemade blueberry jam from last Sunday's chili cook off dessert tray that would go well with some type of fruit tart recipe. I found one that seemed just right. It wasn't easy to prepare but the graham cracker pie crust recipe was a great choice. ( I also had some left over graham crackers. It is good to conserve your leftover ingredients from past dishes. I can always find a home for them!)

It was now that I prepared my kitchen for another round of healthy baking. Low fat and low sugar are mostly baked in my treats, which is my signature style. (or one of them). I started up my trusted Kitchen Aid batter mixer and pulled out my full sized rolling pin and baking pan. I am ready to go, so let's begin !

I made the tart crust with a twist; the recipe I used was a combination of regular pie crust and graham cracker pie crust. It will be interesting to find out if this will be thumbs up or down!!

Here is my recipe:

2 cups flour
1/2 cup plus 3 Tbs oil
4 Tbs of water
1 graham cracker pie crust ( broken in pieces )

In a mixer, combine flour and broken pieces of graham cracker crust. Mix well on low speed.
Add in oil, and mix well until it is well incorporated.
Add water 1 Tbsp at a time, mix well.
Let the pie dough sit for just a few minutes.

In a flat surface lightly flour the surface using a rolling pin. Then roll out a small portion of the pie dough to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut the individual circles in 2 1/2 inch diameter  tarts.
Place tart on mini muffin pan.
I made 48 mini tarts.
Now cut out as many as you can, miniature flower shaped cookies (wished I had heart shapes since we are still in the Valentine's spirit).

Preheat oven at 350 degree. Bake tarts for 8-10 minutes.

Let tarts cool.
Now, spoon 1/2 tsp bluebery jam on each tart.
Top each tart with a flower cookie ( or two cookies if you prefer ).

Light tasty treats :)


1 comment:

  1. I am looking for a graham crust for canned blueberries. This recipe says nothing about a filling.I can always get a graham crust.