White Chocolate Tartlets with Strawberries

Author: Canadian Living

Special enough for guests, these dainty tarts are delicious enough that people will be asking for the recipe.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2003

Ingredients

  • 6 whole Strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons strained strawberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons strained strawberry jelly
  • 12 mint sprigs
Pastry:
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cubed
  • 1/4 cup shortening cubed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Ice water
White Chocolate Ganache Filling:
  • 6 oz white chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Method

Pastry: In large bowl, combine flour, salt and nutmeg. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter and shortening until in fine crumbs. In 1-cup (250 mL) liquid measure, whisk egg yolk with vinegar; add enough ice water to make 1/3 cup (75 mL). Sprinkle over flour mixture, stirring briskly with fork until pastry holds together. Gather into ball; press into disc. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.) Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes.

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Using 4-inch (10 cm) fluted round cookie cutter, cut out 12 circles, rerolling scraps if necessary. Fit into 2-3/4- x 1-1/4-inch (7 x 3 cm) tartlet or muffin cups. Prick bottoms all over with fork. Freeze for 30 minutes. Bake in bottom third of 400°F (200°C) oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.

White Chocolate Ganache Filling: Meanwhile, in heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with cream, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Let stand for 10 minutes to cool slightly. Divide among prepared tartlet shells. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours; let stand at room temperature for 1 hour before serving.)

Cut each strawberry in half lengthwise; thinly slice each lengthwise almost but not all the way through to top. Press slightly to fan slices; place each on tartlet. Melt jam with 1 tsp (5 mL) water; brush over tartlets. Garnish with mint.

Nutritional facts <b>Per tartlet:</b> about

  • Sodium 106 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 253.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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