Tantalizing Raspberry Tarts

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Halcyon Eve

Another recipe from "The Anne of Green Gables Cookbook": "The little girls of Avonlea school always pooled their lunches, and to eat three raspberry tarts all alone or even to share them only with one's best chum would have forever and ever branded as "awful mean" the girl who did it. And yet, when the tarts were divided among ten girls you just got enough to tantalize you. " (from "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery). Times are estimated and do not include cooling time beyond the initial 15 minutes (included in cooking time). The original recipe did not specify the size of package of frozen berries, so I guessed a 10 oz package based on the fresh raspberry substitution.

Top Review by Maren C.

I actually tried this recipe as a full-on raspberry pie. It worked pretty well, but I think the buttery crust part is better suited to a tart crust than a pie crust. Still giving this five stars though.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles tiny peas.
  3. Combine egg yolk, water, and lemon juice with a fork.
  4. Sprinkle egg yolk mixture over flour mixture and stir together with a fork until it forms a ball.
  5. Pull small pieces of pastry from the ball and press into bottom and sides of the tart pans to about 1/8 inch thickness. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small saucepan until smooth. Stir in sugar and raspberries. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until thickened, about 10-15 minutes. Allow mixture to cool.
  7. Spoon filling evenly into tart shells, filling each no more than 2/3 full.
  8. Bake at 425° F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and cool, in pans, for 15 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks and cool completely.

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