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Heart Tarts Recipe

Heart Tarts Recipe

I was looking through my Family Fun magazine on Friday, trying to find something fun for the kids to do on yet another snow day. And I found a recipe for these great Heart Tarts (similar to a toaster pastry). The recipe calls for pastry dough but I only had puff pastry in the house so we used that and these came out great. My favorite part about this was - the kids did it all. Yes, I resisted the urge to reach in and fix their little mess ups and show them what to do to make it better. It was a lot of fun watching them create these by themselves.

What you need:

  • Prepared Pie Crust - or Puff Pastry
  • Your choice of jam
  • 1 egg whisked with 1 teaspoon of water

For Frosting:

  • 2 1/2 cups of sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

(I actually halved this recipe and had more than enough frosting)

What You Do:

Heat the oven to 400 degrees and cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper or tin foil.

On a floured surface, roll our the dough into 1/8 inch thickness. Use a large heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out your shapes from the dough. Reroll scraps as necessary (make sure you have pairs of hearts).

Heart Tarts Recipe

For each tart spread 2 teaspoons of jam on the heart leaving a small border.

Brush the egg mixture around the edge before placing second heart on top.

Use the tines of the fork to seal the edges.

Heart Tarts Recipe

Then  brush tops with egg mixture.

Heart Tarts Recipe

Bake the hearts until the edges and tops begin to brown, about 15 minutes. Let them rest on the sheet a few minutes after they are done and then move them to a rack to cool completely.

For Frosting:

Whisk the first 4 ingredients in a bowl, adding more water, a teaspoon at a time, to make smooth if needed. Spoon into a Ziploc bag and snip off a corner. Squeeze onto the tarts.

Posted by Danielle Miller