Strawberry-Rhubarb Tartlets

Strawberry-and-rhubarb lattice-top pies are baked in tartlet pans; when the pies are served with vanilla ice cream, a melon baller serves as the scoop.

  • Yield: Makes 50

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries, cut into tiny dice
  • 3 stalks rhubarb, cut into tiny dice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Flour, for work surface
  • Piecrust Dough for Tartlets
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons water, for egg wash
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions

  1. In bowl, toss together strawberries, rhubarb, orange juice, orange zest, liqueur, and sugar; set aside. Preheat convection oven to 375 degrees, or conventional oven to 350 degrees. Coat 50 2-inch fluted tartlet pans with cooking spray; line bottoms with 1 1/2-inch parchment rounds.

  2. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cutter; press into pans. Reserve rolled scraps for lattice. Cut into 1/4-inch strips, and chill pans and scraps until very cold.

  3. Strain fruit mixture; place 1 1/2 tablespoons in each tartlet shell. For each, dip six dough strips in egg wash; make lattice over filling. Trim away excess dough.

  4. Transfer tartlets to parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 40 minutes, rotating after 20 minutes. Use wooden skewer to gently loosen edges of tartlets and remove from pans while still hot; if you wait until they cool, the fruit overflow will make them stick.

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