Sunday, January 23, 2011

Heart Tarts


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.  Enjoy! 

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)

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.


Then  brush tops with egg mixture.

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.

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36 comments:

  1. I made some also, but haven't posted yet. Looks like your kids had a fun time with it! Tasty too:)

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  2. They look wonderful, and so easy too! Your kids look like they had a great time making them.

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  6. How cute! All these Valentine's Day desserts are so tempting to want to make! The cuter they are, the more I want them!

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  8. How did you resist! It is SO hard for me to let the kids do things in the kitchen. The mess! The germs!! The mistakes!!! Oy vey! I'm learning to relax but it's hard. Good for you for letting them do it all. I bet they were super proud!

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  9. Oh my golly, could those be any more adorable?

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  11. I love these! The photos of your children totally 'make' this recipe. Thank you for sharing it I can't wait to give this a try for Vday :)

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  12. I love this! My kids will go crazy... for those little treats. Thank you so much for sharing, can't wait to try them out!

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  13. These are so cute and creative! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  14. Your kids are great bakers! What a nice project with yummy results! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling Sunday!

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  15. oh, that looks so yummy. even my three year old said yummy hearts when she saw the photo! lol
    thanks for linking up with type A!

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  16. Oh my gosh! Yum, yum, yum! They look so cute!

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  17. Hi Danielle,
    I am going to have one or maybe two of your precious Heart Tarts. They look delicious and prepared by really cute helpers. Thank you so much for sharing these Tarts with us here today at Full Plate Thursday. You have a great week end and please come back!

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  18. Those are adorable and sound yummy!

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  19. how very fun to make with the kids sounds very tasty as well and look great

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  20. That looks really delicious! :) It is nice that the kids got to do it and that makes them really proud. My son is 2 years old and whenever I do some baking or some cooking, I let him in the kitchen with me and help me with some things that are okay for him to do. :) Great one! :)

    Adin B

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  21. Ohhh Scrummy and fun,
    thx for sharing

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  22. What a fun time. Kids are really enjoying making it. Must be very delicious!

    Visiting from my FTF sis.

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  23. Lovely. Very nice the kids are helping out too. I can tell they're having lot of fun. :)

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  24. Okay, I just took the rolled pie crust out of my freezer to thaw--I'm making these today! Your kids did a really great job--the pictures are cute :)

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  25. I saw these in the magazine too and I really wanted to make them with my kiddos! Your turned out so cute!

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  26. these look SOOOO good!!! thanks for sharing- what a great project to do with kids!

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  27. Fun! These are cute and how fun for your kids!

    Sarah
    (Visting you from Bubbly Nature's Project Party Weekend)

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  28. Mmmm...looks tasty! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  30. So cute! And they look so yummy. I bet my little one would be a fan :)
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  31. Looks like tasty fun. Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time. Good luck!

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  32. Very cute! I'm going to try these with my kids! Please come link up to Foodie Friday

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  33. We made these too and they were amazing!!! I love that you cut yours into hearts. Perfect!

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  34. love a savory treat for vday. looks so good and the kids are enjoying helping you Thanks for linking this up to Close to Home's V-day craft and recipe round up.

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  35. G'day and how cute!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Party!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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  36. These are so cute and perfect for Valentine's Day.. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Party and I hope you will join us again this week for our Snack Food theme...

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