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