Everyday Parenting, Recipes, Uncategorized

Fruit Puff Pastry Tarts

I love baking and cooking – I love eating more! Its an activity I enjoy and I often feel a sense of achievement after. Its something we can do with our children which is great for building on your bond, and it can be a really mindful activity, which can help with our wellbeing. I am a big believer that healthy food & exercise help with our mental health, but I think its also important to have a little of what we enjoy too. I’m going to share a few family favourites on the blog, some will be healthy, and some, like todays will be treats! 

These little fruit tarts are great as a treat, or warm with custard. They super easy to make and the kids can help out too. For this batch I’ve used Princes ‘Red Cherry and Blueberry with a hint of elderflower’ fruit filling – this was limited edition so I’m not sure if it’s still available but you can use any filling you would like. They also do a lovely black cherry filling which I often use as a topping for cheesecake. Alternatively, you could use fresh fruit, such as sliced apple, or even banana and chocolate! The possibilities are endless!

You will need:

1 sheet of puff pastry
Fruit filling your choice
1 egg
Pinch of Sugar for each tart
Icing sugar to dust

Baking Tray
Baking Parchment
Cookie cutter (optional)

Cooking time: 12-15 mins

Roll out your pastry sheet and cut into 12 equal squares.

Cut Pastry into 12 equal (ish!) squares

Place your 12 squares onto your baking parchment on the baking tray.

Using a cookie cutter or a knife score a shape into the middle. I chose a heart for these, but you can score a circle, square, any shape you like! Don’t cut all the way through the pasty, you want to lightly score it so the pastry puffs up around the shape.

Score a shape into the middle, we chose hearts today

Add approx 1 teaspoon of fruit filling to each heart/circle/square.

Add your fruit filling

Brush remaining edges of pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle over sugar.

Place in oven for 12-15 Minutes or until puffed up and golden brown.

Bake until puffed up and golden brown

Once cooled, dust with icing sugar. Enjoy as a treat or warm with custard.

Enjoy your treat!

Let me know what you think and if you try out any other flavours!



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