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Rustic Raspberry Tarts

Rustic Raspberry Tarts made with short crust pastry.

Raspberry Tarts are basically pie crust filled with sweetened raspberries. Some have cream or chocolate layers, but all I really care about is the flaky pastry and the fruit. Rustic in this case means easy and without finesse. Think of this recipe as a super quick way to enjoy a raspberry pie.

Homemade Raspberry Tarts with mint and orange juice.

Over the summer I froze several quarts of fresh raspberries to enjoy during the cold fruitless months. I know you’re supposed to stick with seasonal winter bakes and only dream of berries. Unapologetically, I crave fruit  no matter the temperature outside. Therefore, when that need for summer fruit strikes I can instantly whip up a batch of tarts.

I’ve also been attempting to nurture my mint plant inside all winter. Happy to report he is doing fine and sprouting new growth. Good thing, because I harvested a few leaves to add to my raspberries. Pairing the mint with a bit of orange juice really lifts the flavor of this “rustic” dessert.

Raspberry Pies made with short crust pastry and mint.

Tips for Rustic Raspberry Tarts:

  • Use frozen fresh raspberries to maintain shape while baking. You can use fresh un-frozen raspberries, but I found they turn to mush while shaping the tart.
  • Pastry dough can be made the day before, wrapped in plastic and kept in the fridge.
  • You will need to let over night dough sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to soften slightly before rolling out.
  •  Otherwise make your dough, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hrs.
  • Set frozen raspberries on the counter for about 15-20 minutes before coating with sugar, orange juice, and mint.
  • Weigh your dough with a kitchen scale and then divide into six equal portions.
  • Roll each section into a rough circle about 1/8-1/4 inch thickness.
  • Sprinkle the dough with almond flour just in the center where you will place the raspberries.
  • Arrange coated raspberries in the center and fold dough crust inward. Press and fold the dough slightly over itself and the raspberries.
  • Using a pastry brush, paint a thin coat of egg wash on the pastry.
  • Sprinkle pastry and raspberries lightly with coarse sugar if desired.
  • Bake until pastry is golden brown and forming a crust texture on the bottom.

Homemade Raspberry Tarts recipe.

Rustic Raspberry Tarts

Rustic Raspberry Tarts made with homemade short crust pastry, raspberries, orange juice, and fresh mint. Easy raspberry tart recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pie crust, raspberry, tart
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
dough chilling time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 tarts

Ingredients

Short Crust Pastry Dough

  • 2 ½ cups (320 g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 16 Tbsp Cold Unsalted Butter cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup (79 ml) Ice Water

Raspberry Filling

  • 3-4 Cups Frozen Fresh Raspberries slightly thawed
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Orange Juice
  • 1 tsp Fresh Mint chopped

Egg Wash

  • 1 Egg beaten with a fork

Instructions

Short Crust Pastry

  1. Sift flour into bowl, whisk in sugar and salt.
  2. Add butter pieces and begin squeezing them into the flour, mixture with your hands or use a pastry cutter. Continue working the butter until it resembles cornmeal with small pieces of butter.
  3. Pour in the ice water (add slowly and work in with hands, until moist dough is formed. should not be soggy).
  4. Knead the dough 2 or 3 times on a lightly floured surface and pat into a ball.
  5. Place the pie crust dough ball in the fridge for 30 min to an hour to chill. (Can make the day before, set on counter an 30 min before making tarts to soften)

Raspberry Filling

  1. Place all ingredients into a bowl and gentle stir to coat raspberries.

Tarts

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Divide pastry dough into 6 even portions.
  3. Roll each portion into a 1/8 -1/4 inch thick circle.
  4. Sprinkle a thin layer of almond flour onto center of circle, leaving a 1-1.5 inch border.
  5. Place raspberries onto almond flour, enough to cover dough.
  6. Fold bare pastry dough inward towards raspberries, crimping the edges as your work around the circle.
  7. Transfer tarts to lined baking tray.
  8. Brush pastry with a thin coating of egg wash.
  9. Lightly sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  10. Bake for 30-35 minutes until pastry dough is golden brown and a crust has formed on the bottom.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Karly
    January 22, 2019 at 10:55 am

    These are so cute!! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely try these!

    • Reply
      Jenn
      January 31, 2019 at 7:36 am

      Thank you Karly! they are super easy and so good!!

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