Mini Berry Tarts

You will need fluted five-inch round tart pans for this recipe.

  • Yield: Makes 3

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2006


For the Pate Brisee

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 18 tablespoons (2 1/4 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 7 tablespoons ice water, plus more if needed

For the Filling

  • 3/4 cup blackberry preserves
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon, plus 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 pints raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. Make the pate brisee: Pulse flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter; process until largest pieces are about 1/2 inch. Add ice water; process until just incorporated (dough should not be wet or sticky), no more than 20 seconds. Squeeze a small amount of dough; it should just hold together. If not, continue to add water, 1/2 tablespoon at a time. Divide dough into thirds; shape into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic; refrigerate until firm, up to 2 days.

  2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out three 7-inch rounds. Place dough in 3 fluted 5-inch tart pans with removable bottoms. Reroll remaining dough into an 8-by-12-inch rectangle; cut crosswise into scant 1/2-inch strips, and refrigerate strips until ready to use.

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Make the filling: Stir together preserves and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Spread 1/4 cup preserve mixture in bottom of each tart. Stir together raspberries, confectioners' sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, and remaining 3 tablespoons lemon juice in a medium bowl. Spread raspberry mixture over preserves.

  4. Arrange strips of dough in a lattice pattern over the top of each tart, trimming to fit as needed. Brush strips with egg. Place tarts on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until filling is bubbling and crust is golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes.


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