If you’re looking for a dessert that’s unique, delicious, and packed with flavor, look no further than Saskatoon Berry Tarts. These delightful treats are a perfect way to showcase the rich, sweet-tart flavor of Saskatoon berries, whether they’re fresh or frozen. The combination of the buttery pastry and the sweet, tangy filling is truly irresistible.
Ingredients You’ll Need
For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Fresh or frozen Saskatoon berries
- Pie pastry or store-bought tart shells
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 1/4 packed brown sugar
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preparing the Tart Shells
Start by preparing your muffin pans. If you’re making your own pie dough, roll it out and cut circles slightly larger than the muffin cups. Fit the dough circles into the muffin cups and set them aside in the fridge until you’re ready to fill them. If you’re using store-bought tart shells, simply place the shells into the muffin tins.
Creating the Butter Mixture
Next, it’s time to create the butter mixture that will form the base of your tart filling. In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, brown sugar, salt, and corn syrup. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, ensuring a smooth and consistent mixture. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. This mixture brings a rich, caramel-like sweetness that perfectly complements the tartness of the Saskatoon berries.
Assembling the Tarts
Now comes the fun part – assembling the tarts! Place a few Saskatoon berries in each tart shell. The exact number will depend on the size of your tart shells and the size of your berries, but aim for enough to cover the bottom of each shell. Then, pour the butter mixture into all tarts. Be careful not to overfill – you should only fill each tart about 3/4 full to prevent the filling from overflowing when baking.
Baking and Enjoying Your Saskatoon Berry Tarts
Once your tarts are assembled, it’s time to bake them. Follow the baking instructions for your specific pie dough or tart shells, keeping a close eye on the tarts to ensure they don’t overflow or burn.
Once they’re golden brown and the filling is set, remove them from the oven and let them cool. Then, enjoy! These Saskatoon Berry Tarts are a delicious treat that’s sure to impress. Whether you’re serving them at a party, enjoying them as a dessert for a family dinner, or simply indulging in a sweet treat, these tarts are a delicious way to enjoy the unique flavor of Saskatoon berries.