I tried this mini tart recipe from Martha Stewart and I have to be honest....I did not like it. My husband liked it, but I felt the crust overpowered the fruit filling. (I also felt technique wise I should have rolled out the pie crust slightly thinner in order to have a flakier more delicate crust and also that could have helped the whole crust to fruit filling ratio.) Anyways this is definitely a case of eating with your eyes as I thought they looked better then they tasted. But this is what cooking/baking is all about....learning, right?
|Ahhh....butter.....do not be afraid...this is what makes things taste good!
|Mixing butter with flour for dough
|Add sugar to diced pears and cook
|Mix in fresh raspberries after cooking pears
|I used a biscuit cutter to cut out my dough
|A heaping teaspoon of filling and egg washed edges....I wouldn't do the egg wash next time either as I felt it tasted too "eggy" or I would use egg whites instead of yolks and cream
|Before baking, I sprinkled with turbinado sugar for texture
|Like a bunch of homemade poptarts, but round and not square....hmmm
|Finished product, cute but not extremely tasty