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Guilt-Free Mini Fruit Tartlets

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Indulge in the charm of dessert without the guilt with our Guilt-Free Mini Fruit Tartlets! This recipe transforms the classic fruit tart into a nutritious treat that you can enjoy anytime.

Packed with fresh fruits, a whole grain crust, and a light yogurt filling, these tartlets are as good for you as they taste. Perfect for a fancy brunch or a sweet afternoon pick-me-up, these mini delights are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth the healthy way.

What Is Fruit Tart Filling Made Of?

Fruit tart filling is traditionally made of a sweet and creamy custard known as crème pâtissière, a thick and rich mixture that includes egg yolks, sugar, milk, and a thickening agent like flour or cornstarch, often flavored with vanilla.

In modern and healthier variations, the filling can be substituted with lighter options such as Greek yogurt or a blend of cream cheese and honey, providing a similar creamy texture with a tangy twist. The filling acts as a smooth canvas for the fresh fruit topping, adding both flavor and structure to the tart.

How Do You Keep Fruit Tarts From Getting Soggy?

To prevent fruit tarts from getting soggy, there are several key steps to follow. First, make sure the tart crust is fully baked to a golden-brown color, which helps it form a barrier against moisture.

You can also brush the crust with a thin layer of melted chocolate or preserves, which acts as a shield between the crust and the filling. Additionally, preparing the filling to the right consistency is crucial; it should be thick enough not to seep into the crust.

Finally, add the fruit topping close to serving time and glaze it to lock in freshness and create an additional barrier to moisture. For longer storage, refrigerating the tart can help maintain its crispness until it’s time to enjoy.

Why Does My Tart Filling Crack?

Tart filling, particularly when it’s a custard-based one like crème pâtissière, can crack for a few reasons. Over baking is a common culprit; as the filling dries out, it contracts and can split.

Temperature changes can also cause cracks, so cooling the tart too quickly or refrigerating it while it’s still hot might result in a filling that doesn’t hold together. Another factor could be the ratio of ingredients—if there’s not enough binding agent, like eggs or cornstarch, the structure may not be stable enough to withstand the baking process.

Ensuring a steady, moderate baking temperature and allowing the tart to cool gradually at room temperature before chilling can help prevent cracking.

Ingredients List:

For the crust:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the filling:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping:

  • Assorted fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
  • Optional: mint leaves for garnish

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a mini tart pan by lightly greasing it with a dab of coconut oil.
  2. Begin with the crust: In a medium bowl, mix together whole wheat flour, almond flour, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt until a dough forms. If the mixture is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until it holds together.
  3. Press the dough into the tart pan, forming small cups. Use a fork to prick the bottom of the crusts, which prevents puffing during baking.
  4. Bake the crusts for 12-15 minutes, or until they’re lightly golden. Allow them to cool completely before removing from the pan.
  5. While the crusts cool, mix Greek yogurt with honey and vanilla extract in a small bowl. This will be your filling.
  6. Once the crusts are cooled, spoon the yogurt mixture into each tart shell, filling them just below the top.
  7. Decoratively top the tartlets with fresh berries. Feel free to arrange the berries in patterns or simply scatter them for a rustic look.
  8. Chill the tartlets in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the filling to set.
  9. Optional: Garnish with fresh mint leaves for an extra pop of color and freshness right before serving.

Guilt-Free Mini Fruit Tartlets

Recipe by Dr. Hailee
5.0 from 3 votes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

45

minutes

This recipe transforms the classic fruit tart into a nutritious treat that you can enjoy anytime.

Ingredients

  • For the crust
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1/4 cup almond flour

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • For the filling
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, unsweetened

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • For the topping
  • Assorted fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)

  • Optional: mint leaves for garnish

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a mini tart pan by lightly greasing it with a dab of coconut oil.
  • Begin with the crust: In a medium bowl, mix together whole wheat flour, almond flour, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt until a dough forms. If the mixture is too dry, add a teaspoon of water at a time until it holds together.
  • Press the dough into the tart pan, forming small cups. Use a fork to prick the bottom of the crusts, which prevents puffing during baking.
  • Bake the crusts for 12-15 minutes, or until they’re lightly golden. Allow them to cool completely before removing from the pan.
  • While the crusts cool, mix Greek yogurt with honey and vanilla extract in a small bowl. This will be your filling.
  • Once the crusts are cooled, spoon the yogurt mixture into each tart shell, filling them just below the top.
  • Decoratively top the tartlets with fresh berries. Feel free to arrange the berries in patterns or simply scatter them for a rustic look.
  • Chill the tartlets in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes before serving to allow the filling to set.
  • Optional: Garnish with fresh mint leaves for an extra pop of color and freshness right before serving.

Notes

  • Nutrition varies by ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1g
  • Calories: 120kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 57mg

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Wrap-Up:


These Wholesome Mini Fruit Tartlets are not just a delight to the palate but also a visual treat. They are a testament to the fact that healthy eating does not mean compromising on flavor or enjoyment.

Serve them at your next gathering, or keep a stash in your fridge for when the dessert cravings hit. With such an easy and adaptable recipe, you can swap in seasonal fruits and enjoy these little bites of bliss all year round. Enjoy your guilt-free dessert adventure!

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