A Tale of Two Tarts

August 17, 2009


Today is monday. And, I’m already tired! I went over to the island again on Saturday just for the night, as my friend who lives there had no power! And, since I had nothing better to do, I (being the excellent friend I am) decided to go over to the island so we could go see a movie, and she wouldn’t be alone in the dark! And of course, we saw Julie&Julia! What a good movie!! I loved it. It’s a movie, based on a book, based on a blog, based on another book. Got it? Good. So the movie’s based on Julia Child, who inspired Julie Powell to cook her way through Julia’s cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking and blog about it, and then the blog turned into a novel, which is now a movie! And it’s hilarious, not only is it about cooking and baking but the story is quite cute. I suggest all bloggers and cooks and bakers go see it! We were laughing so hard I almost cried! You’ll know when you see it. And now I have a huge craving to make beef bourguignon. Again, you’ll see.

Then last night we went to the Kings of Leon Concert in Vancouver! It was really really good. So I got home late, and went to work. And work tomorrow…. and then… I’m off to Vegas!! So excited. I turned 21 in June so I can finally go to Fabulous Las Vegas! I’m really excited and I’ll try and find some of the sweet cupcake shops i’ve heard so much about. For now, Tarts.

Last October I purchased about 1000 tart shells from Costco. And only now have I used them all up. Yup, 10 months. Needless to say I’ve made so many types of tarts and mini-quiches I’m happy to see them go. Although It did come in handy having so many at my disposal whenever I needed them. They come in useful when you need to whip up a quick dessert, or have pie filling left over. Or, when your mom tells you she wants something “sweet” after dinner. My dad would always tell my mom when she went grocery shopping to buy “something sweet.” I think I got my sweet tooth from him. In fact, I think all of my teeth are sweet tooths. It usually meant my mom would pick up some ice cream, or brownies or a cake if it were on sale. Yup, I definitely got it from my dad. Thanks dad.

So over the last couple weeks I’ve used the last of the tart shells up. I used the leftover filling in the Tarte Au Citron to make mini lemon tarts, and made quick mini-apple pie tarts after dinner one night, and the other day when my mom asked for something sweet, I whipped up some mini-chocolate cream pie’s.

So here’s a few recipes you can make if you’ve got as many tart shells as I have. Have fun!



Mini Apple Pie Tarts A La Mode – Recipe by Bakeaholic

Recipe for 12 mini tarts.


  • 3-4 Apples, Cored and Diced into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Corn Syrup
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Brown Sugar


Pre-heat oven to 350.

  1. Place tart shells on a baking sheet.
  2. Mix together in a large bowl the apples, corn-syrup and lime juice.
  3. Sprinkle with Cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg and brown sugar.
  4. Spoon into tart shells til just full. Bake for about 15 minutes, until tart shells are lightly browned and the filling looks carmalized.
  5. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream.




Little Lemon Tarts

Made with the filling from my Tarte Au Citron recipe.

Prepare filling as directed, and fill tart shell’s 3/4 of the way full. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until center looks sugary and set. Allow to cool to room temperature, and refrigerate.

Serve with whipped cream.

Enjoy =)

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  • Reply Amber August 17, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Mmmmm…those look sooo good!! My husband loves apple pie so I am sure he will love these. I love lemon so that leaves me no choice but to make them both!! I love your blog and I look forward to seeing what you will make next!!

  • Reply Gala August 18, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    What a great idea using those disposable mini tart shells.
    The tarts look great!

  • Reply Sean August 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    That lemon tart looks so tasty w/ the whipped cream! It’s quite impressive how you’ve used up all those tarts!

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  • Reply Justine August 23, 2009 at 6:23 AM

    enjoyed the shout out 😛
    but….i do believe i was supposed to get one of those lemon tarts lol
    its all im thinkin about right now lol

  • Reply Alicia August 24, 2009 at 11:02 AM

    haha Sorry Justine! But I’m coming over friday..and I believe white chocolate brownies are in order. Maybe this time a certain someone will share!

  • Reply Josie October 15, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    ooo! these look great!

  • Reply Jelli October 25, 2009 at 7:48 AM

    My, oh my, I know my husband would love these lemon tarts! They look fabulous and elegant with the citrus peel decoration. So cute!

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