For New Years Eve we made some yummy strawberry and blueberry tarts. We had a bunch of fresh strawberries and frozen blueberries but you could use any berries that you have either fresh or frozen. I think raspberries or blackberries or a mixture would be super yummy too.
To make berry custard tarts:
1 cup of chopped berries of your choice
Short crust pastry – we cheated and bought ours
1 T sugar
To make the filling:
Take a quarter of the cup of berries and with the sugar heat until the berries break down and the sugar dissolves. Stirring gently or the sugar will burn. Leave to cool then stir in the remaining berries.
Preheat the oven to 180. Roll out the pastry and use a glass/ cookie cutter to cut out circles. Push the shells into a greased mini muffin tray. Bake the shells for 5-10 minutes until they just start to brown.
As soon as you take the shells out of the oven use a spoon and gently push the centre of the shell out to the edges creating a well in the middle of the shell.
Add a teaspoon of custard to each of the shells then put some berry filling on top. Aim to add two or three berries to each tart. This makes about 24 little tarts.
You could easily double or quadruple this recipe it all depends on how many berries you have. We made about 24 blueberry and 24 strawberry tarts.
These tarts are so SO yummy. We ate about 12 tarts between the 3 of us before we even went out. John ate four of these in a row and loved them so much that he demanded more and more tarts. I will definitely make these again.