Mini Raspberry Tarts

Summer entertaining made easy with raspberry mini tart. This is a no-bake dessert, so yay to not having to turn on the oven.That is unless you want to make your own homemade tarts shells. To keep things simple I used these pre-made tarts shells. Then I covered the bottom with some dark chocolate, layered that with some pureed raspberry for an extra punch of tartness, and of course finished it with the star – raspberry mousse.

 

Raspberry Mini Tarts

Here’s the thing I have an incredible way over committing myself. Every time I promise not to take on one more project I take on two.

This past week Matt took the boys up north for a road trip to see his aunt and uncle and usually I go along, but not this time. Nope. This time around, I stayed home to test recipes, to get things done and free up my schedule. But along the way, maybe from the lack of sleep, I fully committed myself to another project that I’ll be sharing with you guys soon. Until then, enjoy today’s fast and easy summer dessert.

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Raspberry and Chocolate Mini Tarts

Yield: Makes 30 1 3/4 inch tartlets

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. raspberries, pureed
  • 2 1/2 oz. cassis
  • 1 oz.  grenadine
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 1/4 cup confectioner sugar
  • 30 tart shells
  • 3 oz chocolate, melted

Directions:

  1. Place raspberries, cassis and grenadine in a food processor and pulse until pureed. Set aside 5 tablespoons of mixture.
  2. Place cold cream and sift confectioner over the top it, using a hand mixer beat on high until medium peaks form. Be careful not to overbeat or it will look broken and curdled like. Turn off hand mixer and fold in remaining raspberry mixture.

Assembly

  1. Coat bottom of tart shell with melted chocolate and then set aside until chocolate hardens or place in the freezer to quickly harden it. Place about 1/4 teaspoon of reserved raspberries on top of chocolate.
  2. Fit pastry bag with preferred tip and pipe raspberry mouse on top. Keep refrigerated until 20 minutes before serving.

A few notes:

  • To keep this non-alcoholic, skip the cassis. The cassis is slight in flavor, but it definitely gives the mousse added depth.
  • To deepen the pink color, I opted to add little grenadine instead of food coloring.
  • I used confectioner sugar instead of granulated sugar since it dissolves more quickly and reduces the chance of over beating the cream to a curdled looking state.
  • I did not push my raspberry puree through a sieve, but you may want to to avoid the seeds - confession, I was too lazy!
  • Don't skip coating the bottom of the tart shell with chocolate or else the raspberry puree will bleed unto the shell and/or make it soggy. If you look close, you can see the bleed on one of the shells where I over filled it.
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24 Responses to “Mini Raspberry Tarts”

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — July 23, 2012 @ 5:51 am

    Love these! Nobake, chocolate, raspberries, cream…and cassis! Some of my faves. And stunning pics, as usual.

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    Katie — July 23, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    LOVE raspberries- keep the raspberry recipes coming!!!

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    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — July 23, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    They look so pretty!!

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    Shannon — July 23, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    I love those tiny pre-made tart shells!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — July 23, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Yum! What a fab treat!

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    unsightly — July 23, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Beet powder is another great way to give your desserts a subtle pink color with out food coloring. I picked up a bag for less than a dollar at the grocery store on a whim and it gives the most beautiful hue to frosting.

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    • Naomi replied: — July 23rd, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

      Rebecca – OMG I must get my hands on some! I went to buy blueberry powder, but it was so expensive. I’m so glad to hear beet powder is not! Thanks for the tip.

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    Diana — July 23, 2012 @ 3:49 pm

    This look absolutely delectable! Perfect little treat for summer. Thanks :)

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    katie — July 23, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    These look amazing!!!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 23, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    So pretty and I love the surprise fillings!

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    JulieD — July 23, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

    I am in love with these…so cute and dainty! Love love!

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    JulieD — July 23, 2012 @ 10:46 pm

    Umm, btw that first photo is just so perfect and pretty. I don’t mean perfect as in unattainable but just perfect and dainty – I want to grab it and eat it!!

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    Kankana — July 24, 2012 @ 12:40 am

    Love summer for this reason. Berries and fruits!! Love the second photo and the mini tarts are sooo cute!

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    Ann P. — July 24, 2012 @ 1:42 am

    Simple construction, but gorgeous, striking, and indulgent! very nice recipe!!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — July 24, 2012 @ 3:41 am

    I’m all about over-committing too! Sigh.

    Those tarts looks berry-licious :D

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    meatballs & milkshakes — July 24, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Looks delicious! I’m pinning them right now!

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    Reem | Simply Reem — July 25, 2012 @ 3:29 am

    Yay to no baking!!!
    These look so delicious and beautiful!!!
    Such gorgeous click!! Totally Pinned!

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    Gina — July 25, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    Yummmm!
    These mini tarts are delicious! Beautiful, tasty and irresistible. I want some of these delights.Beautiful pictures.

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    Nicole — July 26, 2012 @ 1:28 am

    These looks fabulous! We’re having a small get-together tomorrow and think they’ll be perfect. And something I can put together with one arm, since I just broke the other one two days ago. Yay!

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — July 26, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    I love that you used fresh raspberries. It always kills me when I see raspberry jam listed when it’s totally unnecessary. Lovely as usual!

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    Ruth — March 16, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    These are delicious! I made them for family and friends and we couldn’t get enough. Gorgeous flavors! This is the first thing I’ve made from your blog but I’ll be back for more!

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