Mini Blueberry Tarts

Mini Blueberry Tarts with Lemon "Cream"

People over at the PPK have finally begun to notice that I’m incapable of making a dessert that isn’t miniature. Mini apple pies, mini doughnuts, mini pineapple upside down cakes, mini layer cakes, mini cupcakes, and now mini tarts.

I just can’t help myself.

But who can resist a tiny dessert? Any sweet treat is even more appealing to me in a diminutive size. I also admit that I am completely in love with miniature utensils. If I see a mini pie plate, tart shell, or any other miniscule dish or pan and I’m wont to buy it.

Mini Blueberry Tarts with Lemon "Cream"

This was my first attempt at a fruit tart and was I ever pleased. I made a lemon “cream” for the filling, and next I’m going to try a traditional lemon curd–well, as traditional is you can be without using eggs. Or butter. We’ll see how it goes.

Mini Tart Shells CoolingThe tart shells are whole wheat pastry flour, which is something I debated. I didn’t want a heavy or gritty crust, but something light, sweet and flakey. I couldn’t be happier with how it came out. I need to use whole wheat pastry flour more often. I definitely didn’t give it enough credit.

I glazed them with some violet jelly I found at the same market where I purchased the pea tendrils. When I got home I realized the the jelly I bought wasn’t set at all – it was really more like a violet glaze, even after refrigeration. What better use for it then? The light violet flavor really compliments the berries.

Mini Blueberry Tarts with Lemon "Cream"


  1. Vivacious Vegan

    You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and attention to detail. These tarts look like they were scanned from the pages of Saveur magazine. Absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Amy

    I love mini pies over large ones – there’s less mess (although cleaning is more complicated) ’cause I’m incapable of cutting things properly (which is why I’m a fan of cuppers, no cutting).

    As always your recipes look awesome! When’s the cookzine coming out? How will we geddit? I’m dying to try those dumplings….

  3. andrea!

    These look SO GOOD! Is the recipe going in the cookbook/zine? Also when is that coming out anyway? Your fans are getting rabid! :)

  4. kim

    oh my! I hit the jackpot. Not only are you a wonderful cook, but what photos! oh man… make me swoon with gleeful joy. I am in vegan heaven… do you have a “about me” page? Really… I am a fan after only a few minutes. Thank you for making food look so lovely and food that is good for you.

  5. Bridgid

    I love all things baked and miniturized too! Anything bite-sized is the best. i just recently found a recipie for mini cinnamon rolls and they’re awesome!

  6. urbanvegan

    I can’t beleive I am only now discovering your wonderful blog. I mean, I knew it was “out there” but never really dove in. Where the hell have I been?

  7. char

    Just went to a michigan blueberry fest and wanting to make a scrumptious dessert and these look like it!! Is the recipe posted and I just can’t find it or….????

  8. prunila

    One question: I did not understand how did you do the pastry, with oil or butter?
    As I’m vegan I just tried with olive oil and it did not went well …

  9. g trac

    love the mini blueberry tarts!

    could i please have the recipe???

    Sorry, the recipe is for the cookbook I’m coming out with!

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