We lived in the Durham, North Carolina area a few years back, and one of my favorite activities each spring was strawberry picking. Eden had a slight memory of picking strawberries from when we lived there, but I thought it would be fun to give it a try again while we were back to maybe cement the memory a little more.
If you are looking for a small bite size treat to take to your next event, try these little tarts. They are always a big hit and pretty easy to make.
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened and sliced
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
For the crust: Combine the confectioners’ sugar, flour, and butter, and process until the mixture forms a ball. With your fingers, press the dough into individual tart pans or use a cupcake pan. Pat until the crust is even. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until very lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
For the filling and topping: Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Spread over the cooled crust. Cluster the berries on top of the filling.