Sensational tartlets or little pastries. And why not serve them. A great slice of deliciousness.
According to Dictionary.com:
1. a small pie filled with cooked fruit or other sweetened preparation, usually having no top crust.
2.a covered pie containing fruit or the like.
3. Slang. a prostitute or promiscuous woman.
4.tart up, Slang. to adorn, dress, or decorate, especially in a flamboyant manner: The old restaurant was tarted up to look like a Viennese café.
1350–1400; 1905–10 for def 3; Middle English tarte < Middle French; compare Medieval Latin tarta
Joe Pastry has his own version:
I love them, I think they are great – a simple little bite or 2 and you are ready to have more, plus it’s a great way to serve your sweet tooth for a few minutes.
Oscar a friend says he has many figs and wondered if I could make pies from figs, and I thought why not? it would be like making a plum pie. Here’s a recipe fro a Banbury Tart which has figs in them.
1/4 cup of raisins
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped figs
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 cup of brown sugar
1 Tablespoon flour
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 recipe of pastry
Combine the first 7 ingredients and cook slowly for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice and rind. While the filling is cooling, roll out the pastry cut into squares or place pastry into muffin tins, place 2 Tablespoons of filling in the squares if you are going to make turnovers. Or insert 3 Tablespoons of filling in muffin tins..(it will depend how big your tins are for the amount of filling to add). Bake in hot oven 425 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Currant Tarts are my favorite, especially around Christmas season.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg beaten
1/2 cup of currants
With this recipe you won’t have to pre-cook it, just mix it well and insert the filling in pastry lined shells. Most stores will have these in the frozen food shelves, with tartlet shells ready for baking. You can always make a pie instead.. I just think they are better in little shells.
Enjoy your delicious little creations..