Mini Tarts-What to do with leftover pie crust

by Suzanne on August 18, 2011

in Sweet Things

Mini tarts |

Does anyone else ever make a pie and have left over pie crust?  I do, so this time instead of tossing it out I decided to see if I could squeeze as many little tart shells out as I could. I was able to get 3 shells out of some scraps and as it turns out we loved the mini-tarts I made.  They were a perfect snack size and with a little cream cheese, sour cream, whipped cream a little sugar you have a yummy cream filling.  I used whatever fruit I had in the refrigerator and some left over pie glaze on top.  What a great treat to make with kids they could make their very own pie.  If you don’t have a mini tart dishes then just make small  shaped pieces of dough and cook on a cookie sheet.  I got these baby tart dishes from one of those swap parties where people are getting rid of what they don’t want and I love them, you know what they say “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. I didn’t really measure when I threw the ingredients together but here is the eye-ball measurements.

Mini Tarts-What to do with leftover pie crust

Mini Tart Ingredients:
leftover pie crust, I used this pie crust recipe
1-2 oz. of cream cheese
2 T. light sour cream
2 T. of granulated sugar
1/3 cup of whipped cream
fresh cut up fruit of  your choice.

Step 1: First bake the crust in the tarts for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned, and let cool completely.
Step 2: In  small bowl whisk together softened cream cheese to room temperature, sugar and sour cream.
Step 3: Stir in the whipped cream and spread the cream mixture in the bottom of each tartlet dish.
Step 4: Cut up the fruit of your choice and arrange on top of each tart.  Refrigerate until ready to eat.
To serve gently lift the crust up with the tip of a knife and eat the mini tart like a cookie.

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1 Lisa August 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

What a great way to use leftove pie crust! So dainty and lovely, not to mention deliciously tangy and fruity! What I love about your blog is not only the ‘yummy’ factor, but your photos are so colorful and vibrant, I really do want to hang them on my wall!

2 Suzanne August 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

thanks Lisa, you are too kind. I have been craving making these little tarts ever since we had them a few weeks ago. I need to make a big tart this time but that means I just eat more of it though 🙂

3 Nutmeg Nanny August 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

This looks delicious! The perfect use for pie crust….yum!

4 Karriann Graf August 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Mini tarts are absolutely one of my favorites! I love the pudding with the fruit flavors. Great idea for left over pie crust.

5 Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking July 24, 2013 at 9:39 pm

Those tarts do look very delicious and pretty too! Your pie crust recipes sounds yummy!

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