Monday, July 01, 2013

Mini Fruit Tarts

 Little beauties!

For at least 10 years now, I've been teaching a volunteer yoga class at the elementary school near my house. It's a free class for teachers and staff at the school, on Thursday afternoons. Over the years, we've developed a few little traditions... including one for the last week of school. On our last session of the year, I always bring treats for the class, and they always give me a very sweet card and a special giftie of some sort. It's really nice.

Usually I make cookies, but this year it was extra summery out, and I felt like making something a bit more special and festive. So, inspired by all the beautiful berries at the farmers market, I decided to make tiny fruit tarts! I used the Shortbread Crust recipe from Vegan Pie In The Sky and made some little mini tart cups using my mini-muffin pan. This crust recipe was delicious and easy. I'll definitely use it again.

After the mini pastry cups had cooled, I filled them with some coconut pudding (from a mix - shhh!), and then topped them with berries. It was fun putting so much love and care into arranging each little berry in just the right spot. 



When I was at the market, I was about to buy red raspberries - because they are so beautiful - but the gal at the farm stand convinced me to try these golden raspberries instead. What they lacked in ruby splendor they more than made up for in flavor.* They had a phenomenal burst of raspberry goodness! These mini-tarts were quite easy to put together and were pretty and special and delicious... a perfect end-of-the-year treat for my students who I love so much.

*of course, if you wanted a super celebratory treat for the 4th of July, you could use red raspberries! 

9 comments:

  1. So cute! I love fruit tarts. They are as much fun to eat as to make :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, so adorbs! For a minute I thought the golden raspberry was hjortron berry (cloudberry), which us Swedes like to eat over vanilla ice cream. I want a yoga teacher like you!

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    1. ha ha - I actually bake for my classes pretty often. When I was testing king cake recipes for kittee ( a couple years ago), I was practically bringing a king cake to every class! ha ha. It turns out that a person can only eat so much king cake. So sad.

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  3. Gorgeous! I might make mini tarts of some kind for the Brighton PPK potluck next weekend.

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  4. Beautifully arranged little jewels. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

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  5. Too cute! and so summery! Your yoga class is very lucky. :-)

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  6. What a great way to celebrate the end of a school year. These mini fruit tarts are gorgeous....and very cute too. :)

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  7. these look so cute and delicious! i have never tried yellow raspberries but i really want to now!

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    1. LM, they are just amazing!! They have such a beautiful flavor!

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