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Strawberry Cream Tarts

Makes 24 to 30 mini tarts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 recipe Basic Vanilla Pastry Cream
  • 30 fresh strawberries, stems removed

Method

  1. For crust, preheat the oven to 350 °F and lightly grease mini muffin tins.
  2. Combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the melted butter and mix until an even crumbly texture. Spoon about a tablespoonful of the mixture into each muffin cup and press it into the bottom and up the sides. Bake these for 10 minutes, then cool before assembling.
  3. Use a skewer to gently remove each tart shell from the tin Stir the pastry cream to soften and then spoon or pipe the filling into each cup and then arrange a strawberry on top of each. Chill until ready to serve. The tart shells and pastry cream can be prepared up to a day in advance, but should be assembled within a few hours of serving.