Monday, April 5, 2010

Strawberry Tartlettes


For Crust

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, cut into small cubes
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold water

For Filling

1 bar cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup sugar
3-4 cup strawberries, hulled and halved
3 tbsp corn starch

Makes 8 servings


* Blend flour, butter, sugar, and salt until moist crumbs form in a food processor for around a minute.
* Transfer the dough to small round tartlette pans.
* Roll out the pie crust with a rolling pin and place it in the tart pans and press with your fingers. Press the bottom with a dry measuring cup.
* Freeze crust until firm for about 10 to 15 minutes.
* Preheat oven to 350°
* Using a fork, prick crust all over. Bake until golden, 25 to 30 minutes, pressing down gently once or twice with a spoon during baking if crust puffs up. In fact, placing something heavy on the pie crust will be preferable. Cool completely in pan.
* For making the filling, in a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth; spread mixture evenly in bottom of baked crust (still in tart pan).
* Chop the strawberries and place them into a saute pan
* Add one cup of sugar combined with three tablespoons of corn starch.
* Cook strawberries and sugar/cornstarch on medium heat.
* Using a whisk, crush strawberries as they soften and continue cooking on low heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
* Pour the strawberry pie filling into your perfectly baked crust.
* Chill the pie for about 2 hours.


Cool Lassi(e) April 5, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

Easy and elegant! Guilt-free portion sizes!

Pavithra April 5, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

Looks so so so yummy.. who will say no to the dessert.. looks tempting.

Sashi April 5, 2010 at 11:30 AM  

Tartletts looks delicious n Yumm !! April 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM  

Strawberry tarts looks so cute and delicious too.

Priya April 5, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

Cute and delicious tartelettes..

Ms.Chitchat April 6, 2010 at 12:58 AM  

Very tempting tartelettes. Strawberry makes it all the more gorgeous.

Anonymous,  April 9, 2010 at 12:11 PM  

So cute! love the portion size!

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