Jessica’s Strawberry and Chocolate Tarts with Meringue
I had never made any type of pie or tart, until I recently made these delicious treats. Like most of my baking, I made these for a friend’s birthday, whose favourite food happens to be pie. I didn’t want to make one large pie for a party, so I thought mini tarts would be ideal!
These are very simple to make (especially when you buy the tarts pre-made!) I made 24 tarts. Follow the instructions on the tarts package, and once your tarts have cooled down after being warmed in the oven, add a thin layer of melted chocolate to the bottom of the tart. I microwaved 1/2 a cup of dark chocolate chips, so the chocolate would become hard again once cooled. The chocolate will be a wonderful surprise :)
Next, cut up a bunch of strawberries into small slices (I used roughly 4 cups full), mix and warm them in a pot with 1/2 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Strain the strawberries, and spoon them into the tarts.
Lastly, top the tarts with meringue, and quickly broil them in the oven to get that beautiful golden brown look.
Now it’s time to eat! Yum yum. So sweet and tasty.