Monday, September 6, 2010

Recipe: Mixed Berry Tartlets

1 (15 ounce) package rolled refrigerated unbaked pie crusts (2)
nonstick cooking spray
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (12 ounce) package frozen mixed berries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup purchased lemon curd
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Fresh mint sprigs, optional

Let piecrust stand according to package directions.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lightly coat twelve 2 1/2 inch muffin cups with cooking spray.

For pastry shells, unroll pie crusts on lightly floured surface.

Use 3 1/4 to 4 inch round cutter to cut 6 rounds from each crust.

Press rounds into prepared muffin cups, pleating to fit.

For tartlet filling, in medium bowl combine the 2 tablespoons sugar and cornstarch; stir in mixed berries and lemon juice.

Spoon filling into pastry shells.

Bake about 20 minutes or until pastry is golden.

Cool in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes.

Carefully remove tartlets from muffin cups; cool completely on wire rack.

In medium mixing bowl combine whipping cream, lemon curd, the 1 teaspoon sugar, and vanilla; beat with wire whisk or with electric mixer on medium speed until cream mixture mounds and is fluffy.

Spoon on tartlets.

Garnish each with a mint sprig.

Makes 12 tartlets.

Better Homes and Garden Cookbook
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