A Tasty Tart
In a blink of an eye, Easter has passed. How did you celebrate? Did you have a family dinner? A family brunch? Or any kind of get-together? If so, did you eat a ham? A turkey? Was there a pie? Or what about a tasty tart?
Baking is done out of love, to share with family and friends, to see them smile… Anna Olson
I love finding new recipes. Especially when I know they will be a hit. While searching for Easter desserts, I came across a new take on the Cadbury Easter Cream Egg – an Easter Cream Egg Tart.
As a kid, I loved Cadbury Easter Cream Eggs. When they’d come out in the stores, my friends and I were among the first to bring in our change to purchase one – or over time… many – prior to Easter.
This Tasty Tart is a close second, but yet a winner in choosing a delectable Easter dessert.
A Tasty Tart – Recipe:
12 Tart shells (mini)
1/4 cup corn syrup
1-2 Tbsp margarine – softened
Pinch of salt
1 1/4 cup icing sugar
6 drops of yellow food colouring
1 drop of red food colouring
2 cups of dark chocolate chips
Bake tart shells according to package – my Great Value ones were 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Mix the corn syrup, margarine and salt with a stand mixer (or hand mixer) on medium speed. Add the icing sugar about a ¼ cup at a time until well blended. It will be quite stiff.
Remove 1/3 of the mixture and place in a small bowl. Add the food colouring and mix well to blend. Divide each of the fillings into 12 balls (about 1 tsp in size) and chill on a parchment lined baking sheet while preparing the tart shells.
Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt (in 30 second intervals) until smooth and creamy. Spoon in 1 tsp of chocolate into each tart shell and using a spoon cover the bottom and sides of each shell. Let cool 15 minutes and set remaining chocolate aside.
One ball at a time, flatten out a white ball and place an orange ball in the centre – folding the edges of the white ball around the orange ball so it is enclosed and place them – seam side down – into the tart. Repeat with remaining white and orange balls.
Spoon remaining chocolate – about 1 tsp – onto each tart to cover the balls. If needed, reheat the chocolate to make smooth again. Let sit 15 minutes before serving.
Tip: I preferred to chill in an airtight container once complete to stay cool. Otherwise, the chocolate remains a bit runny. If you don’t want a hard chocolate tart to eat, pull from the fridge about 15-20 minute prior to serving.
These tarts are super easy to make and turned out almost exactly like the original recipe depicted. The prep time took about 10-15 minutes and the entire step by step process was roughly 30 minutes. They are not only delicious, but taste so similar to the Cadbury Crème Egg – only a bit less sweet (which isn’t a bad thing. I find if I have a real Cadbury Cream Egg now a days, they are a bit too sweet for my liking).
So, if you are up for tackling a new dessert – this may be just for you. They would be perfect for any occasion. Not just Easter. If you are having some girlfriends over for tea and coffee… why not present these delicious tasty tarts. They will certainly be a hit with your family, friends, and loved ones.
Do you have a tasty tart recipe? I’d love for you to share. Click the link below and send it my way. Are you a visual learner and would like to see how I made these? If that is you… click the video below to see a YouTube short version.
Click the photo (to the left) to view a YouTube video on how I made these delicious tasty tarts.