Mini Tart Buffet

Set out the easy-to-make tart shells and fillings, and guests will delight in creating their own desserts.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

Ingredients

Créme Anglaise

1
cup whipping cream
1/2
vanilla bean, split lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla
2
egg yolks
1/4
cup sugar

Tarts

1
box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
3/4
teaspoon sugar

Toppings

2 1/2
cups sliced fresh strawberries
1
cup fresh blackberries or raspberries
1
cup roasted whole cashews
1
jar gourmet chocolate topping, heated
1
jar lemon or lime curd
  • 1 Make Créme Anglaise. In 2-quart saucepan, heat cream and vanilla bean (if using vanilla, add at the end) just to boiling over low heat. In small bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar with wire whisk. Beat small amount of hot cream into yolks. Blend yolk mixture into cream in saucepan; cook over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until custard coats a spoon. DO NOT BOIL. Remove from heat. Remove vanilla bean and scrape seeds into sauce. Stir until seeds separate. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 Heat oven to 450°F. Spray back of 12-cup regular-size muffin pan with cooking spray. Remove pie crust from pouch; unroll on work surface. Sprinkle crust with sugar; press in lightly. Cut 6 rounds from crust with 4-inch round cookie cutter, or trace 6 rounds with top of large drinking glass and cut out with sharp knife.
  • 3 Fit rounds, sugared side up, alternately over backs of muffin cups. Pinch 5 equally-spaced pleats around side of each cup. Prick each generously with fork.
  • 4 Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes. Carefully remove tart shells from muffin cups. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 Just before serving, arrange tart shells on tray with toppings and Créme Anglaise in separate serving containers. Cover and refrigerate any remaining Créme Anglaise.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Tart Shell (without toppings)
    Calories
    350
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    24g
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    120mg
    120%;
    Sodium
    230mg
    230%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    30g
    30%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    © 2013 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved