1.21.2011

Heart Tarts Recipe (Dairy and Egg Free!)

This recipe comes courtesy of the Disney Family Fun Magazine for February 2011! I thought it was a great one for Valentine's Day and one that kids will enjoy helping with!

For the Tarts:
• Prepared Pie Crust (I used Pillsbury - it's egg and dairy-free)
• Jar of Strawberry Jam
•1 egg whisked with 1 tsp of water (I just used water - no egg)

For the frosting:
• 2-1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
• 1 T water
•1 t. softened butter (I used Nucoa - a dairy-free margarine)
• 2 T light corn syrup
• Red food coloring (*optional - I didn't use it) 
• sprinkles or colored sugar



Let dough thaw. Roll out one pie crust to 1/8" thick.
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I was lucky enough to have Snow White helping me... after all she is a really good pie maker!
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After rolling out dough, use cookie cutters to make hearts. My cutter was about 3" wide. Place them on either a baking stone (I love mine!) or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then spread the strawberry jam on the middle of each heart. Add as little or as much jam as you like.
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Roll out second pie crust to 1/8" thick. Cut the same number of hearts out of that crust as you did the first crust. Using a pastry brush (or your finger if you just use water) brush the egg mixture around the sides on the top of each heart. Then place the newly cut hearts on top.
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Use the tines of a fork to press the two hearts together sealing the jam on the inside. Then place in a 400
degree F oven for 10-15 minutes until they are starting to turn brown around the edges.
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Let cool completely! While cooling you can make the frosting!! (My batch - following this recipe - made a lot more frosting than I needed. You could probably cut it in half.) I found that using a fork to mix it together worked the best. Add water a teaspoon at a time if needed to make it smooth and creamy. 
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Frost and sprinkle your tarts... and ENJOY!



SURPRISE!

(Discovering the jam in the middle! Even though she helped do it... I think she forgot it was there!)
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5 comments:

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  3. I am so going to make these!

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  4. These are delicious and easy. Ive made them with fruit puree, pudding, nut paste, jelly, cream cheese, and cranberry sauce. Love them...

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