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Fresh Berry Tarts

July 13, 2010

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Summertime calls for refreshing and light desserts. Berry tarts are nice because they highlight the season’s best produce in their natural state.

These are so simple- they really take about 7 minutes to prepare. In addition, they’re an economic but classy solution to the summer appetizer/dessert dilemma.

The berry tarts have 4 elements– the “crust”, the jam, the yogurt and the berries.

Now here’s the secret: the crust is baked wonton wrappers.

  • 50 wonton wrappers are $2.50
  • They crisp up in 5 minutes with little to no oil
  • They’re the perfect base to both sweet and savory tarts

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Fresh Berry Tarts

Courtesy Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County

Special Equipment:

Mini muffin tin

Prep time:

Active- 6 minutes     Inactive- 5 minutes

Serves:

How ever many you want. Seriously!

Ingredients:

  • Wonton wrappers
  • 1 – 2 cups Greek yogurt, flavored if possible
  • 1 – 1.5 cups all fruit jam
  • 1-2 cups fresh berries or fruit slices

Directions:

  1. Turn oven to 375* F. Spray mini muffin tin with vegetable oil and then press wonton wrappers into the holes.
  2. Bake for 5-7 minutes until lightly brown. Cool on a cooling rack.
  3. Add about 1 tsp of jam, 1 heaping tsp of Greek yogurt, and fresh fruit to each tart. Garnish with mint leaves if desired.

Variations + Tips:

  • For a sweeter base, spray the wonton wrappers with vegetable oil and sprinkle cinnamon sugar before baking.
  • You can use plain coconut milk yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt
  • Look for the ingredients at the Farmers’ Market-Most sell Greek yogurt and there are bound to be berries!

Different combinations:

  • Blueberry jam/ blueberry Greek yogurt/ blueberries
  • Strawberry jam/ vanilla Greek yogurt/ strawberries
  • Peach preserves/ maple Greek yogurt/ sliced peaches
  • Pepper jelly/ plain Greek yogurt/ sliced cherry tomato

 

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Step 1 left, Step 2 right

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Farmers’ market blueberry Greek yogurt. Even the blueberry jam on top is local!

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Fresh berries

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Today was my first day teaching Back Yard Pool. Another guard and I go around to residential pools to teach kids how to swim. The YMCA pool where I usually work is indoors so it’s so nice to be outside in the sun!

My uniform is a bathing suit and I spend the day hanging out with kids in their 88* pools…what a job. 🙂

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 13, 2010 12:19 pm

    Your berry tarts look soo good and so simple to make. This dessert seems right up my alley!

  2. EmbraceYourSkin permalink
    July 13, 2010 10:00 pm

    My Stepmom made something just like that on 4th of July. They were so delicious and light 🙂

  3. July 14, 2010 2:05 am

    Those look so pretty and simple! Will have to try them!

  4. July 14, 2010 4:10 am

    YES! I have just the stuff I need to make these little desserts! I never dreamed of using wonton wrap as a “crust.” But now that you’ve opened my eyes, hundreds of possibilities are rushing into my brain!

  5. Caroline permalink
    July 14, 2010 5:05 am

    These are really pretty, despite being so simple. I will confess that I really dislike prepackaged wonton wrappers, but oh they are versatile. Another neat flavor with the berries might be mascarpone or ricotta. And hmm I wonder if you could use beets and goat cheese.

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