Mini Fruit Tarts

One of my favorite cooking activities with kids are mini fruit tarts.  They are a perfect project for kids of all ages.  Kids get an opportunity to practice cutting, mixing and presentation. They are a great way to introduce new fruits  and best of all they can be eaten right after making them, no waiting necessary

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The filling and crust are just as versatile as the fruit.  This time I use leftover sugar cookie dough for the crust, but you can also use a pie dough, graham cracker crumbs or any sweet dough.  For the filling I used cream cheese lemon curd, but again this could be substituted or a different flavor curd or a jam and or even pudding which is always a favorite with my kids.

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This is the perfect treat that gives kids the opportunity to create their own unique dessert that is a sweet treat for all!

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Mini Fruit Tarts

1 recipe sweet dough (sugar cookie or pie dough)
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup lemon curd (or any jam) – amount can be adjusted if you want more or less flavor
Assortment of fruit, cut into small bite sized pieces.

Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough to 1/4″ thick. Cut into rounds slightly larger than the cups of a mini muffin tin. Press a round of dough into each cup. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese and lemon curd. Stir until combined. Place mixture in a pastry bag.Fill each cup with lemon curd mixture, top with an assortment of fruit.

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