Cold weather = the need to eat comfort foods! I've been craving these simple baked tarts my family makes every year around this time. These little snacks are super easy to make and only require a couple ingredients! You'll need a cupcake pan, circle cookie cutter, a box of pre made pie crust, your favorite jam or jelly, powdered sugar and a little milk.
Take the pie crust and unwrap it onto a clean surface then cut as many circles out of the surface as you can. Take the circles you cut out and place them into the cupcake pan. Try to keep the edges even all the way around when placing your cuts into the pan. Roll or knead out the remaining crust and cut into circles until you use it all up.
Next grab your favorite jam and put a quarter size scoop in the center of each circle cut pie crust in the pan. Put in the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes. Bake until the edge of the pie crust is light brown.
While the tarts are baking gather your powdered sugar and milk. You can use what ever kind of milk or milk alternative you like. You won't need to use much of these ingredients for the frosting. I'd say use about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar with a few drops of milk. Mix until the powdered sugar melts into the drops of milk. When your pie crusts are brown along the edges remove from the oven and let cool off. When cool take the baked tarts out of the cupcake pan and place onto a plate. Drizzle the icing into each tart and wah-lah! Your ready to snack!
About the Author & Artist
Megan LaCroix also known as Citrine is the daughter of a Navy Veteran. She’s lived all over the US but has roots in Michigan where her family is from. Spending summers in Northern Michigan exploring nature inspired her to create art work starting with jewelry and photography. She’d spend hours looking for rocks and creating assorted beaded jewelry with her sisters. In 2014 She graduated from University of Michigan School of Art & Design with a BFA then moved to Detroit where she is currently living and working. She is a multi-media artist with ever expanding skills but is best known for her jewelry, screen printing, photography, and paintings. Detroit Graffiti has a significant influence on her painting and drawing style. She’s participated in ArtPrize 2015 & 2021 and currently has a studio in the Village Arts Factory of Canton, MI.