Tea Time Tarts

two kids on top of hay, grinning
Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 40 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 1 Hr

This tart is more like a soft fruit bar, but we make the filling “tart” so the kids began referring to them as “Tea Time Tarts.” They’re a bit of work, but my goodness, are they ever worth it!


0/13 Ingredients
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  • Fruit Filling


0/7 Instructions
  • Mix together the dough ingredients until smooth. Divide into 8 pieces. Put dough in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Mash or blend fruit with the zest and juice of half a lemon. If you are using figs, you will need water as well, depending on how dried out your figs are. Mix the sugar and corn starch together and then mix into the fruit.
  • Put fruit filling in a sauce pan on med-low heat. Stir continually until mixture is heated and thickens. When fruit filling has thickened to the consistency of pudding, remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Putting the tarts together
  • Roll out one piece of dough on a thoroughly floured surface. It’s dimensions should be about four inches wide and thirteen inches long, and one-eighth of an inch thick.
  • Spoon filling down the center. Imagine as much filling as you would find in a fruit bar. Fold one side of the dough over the filling. Now fold the next side over, leaving the ends open until last. Now your tart should be about two inches wide. Press the ends together, sealing them shut. The top fold does not need to be sealed, the overlap is enough.
  • Use two long spatulas to move the tart, sliding one under each end and as far as you can toward the middle. Move the tart quickly and as gently as you can to a greased and floured cookie sheet. You should be able to get two or three tarts on a sheet, lengthwise. If it breaks a little, don’t worry, just push it all back together again.
  • Bake for about twenty minutes or until the dough begins to crack a little and is very faintly browned. The filling may bubble out a little. This is not bad and actually looks great. When they’re done, cut into square lengths with a pizza cutter or knife and remove from pan to cool on a flat surface. Enjoy with clotted cream or cold milk.

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