The other day, I made Genovesi Ericine and had some pastry left! I looked in the fridge and also found some crème patissière… and decided to whip up a quick dessert, one that I used to love as a child. Whenever we had people over for lunch, they would never come empty handed and they would often come with a tray full of delicious pastries bought at one of the many local pasticcerie. Out of those pastries, the fruit tartelettes were my favourite. They looked the prettiest of all, with the colourful fruits and the shine from the jelly. Making them was lots of fun, especially deciding on the fruits and colour combos! And they were delicious! Enjoy!
Pastry from Genovesi Ericine
Mixed fruits, sliced
Tortagel (or other transparent jelly)
Roll out the dough into a 0.5 cm – 0.2 inches thick sheet (1) and cut out circles of pastry (2). Put them in a greased muffin tray (3) and poke them with a fork (4) to make sure they do not puff up when baked. For the same reason, put some raw beans on them (5) and bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC – 350ºF for about 15 minutes or until the dough is golden and cooked through (6).
When cool, fill them with crème patissière (1) and decorate with fresh sliced fruits (2). Brush the fruits on the tartelettes with some Tortagel to make them look shiny and give them a professional touch (3-4).
Enjoy with a hot cup of tea!
Anna @ the shady pine says
These tarts look really pretty with the colourful fruit. They would be a joy to eat!
Yes..when I was a kid I also loved such similar tartelettes 🙂 my mom used to make them with jam though instead of fresh fruit 🙂
I love the fruit happy face…;=) And, of course, the tartelettes. So very pretty, and I’m sure delicious.
Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says
Oh how I’d love to open my fridge and find the things you do. I can’t imagine opening my fridge and finding crème patissière. If I had any left over I would have eaten it with a spoon. 🙂
Your tarts, like everything else you cook, are beautiful!
Gorgeous! I haven’t had enough of these in my life.
The colors are just gorgeous! What a fantastic tartelette!
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
Tasty and beautiful!!!!! You always do an amazing job!!!! xoxo
Nat Bottacin says
Manu, can you tell me what exactly is the Tortagel so I can try and find it here, please? I love the shiny touch it gives the fruit!!
Hi Nat! Tortagel is just an Italian transparent gelatine (used specifically for tarts). It comes in a sachet (it is a powder). You just dissolve it in warm water and sugar and brush it on tarts. I am not sure if regular gelatine has the same effect as I have never used it, but I guess it would look the same as long as it is transparent. Let me know! 🙂
Kiri W. says
These are adorable! 🙂 And they sound delicious – I am such a kiwi fan, I’d absolutely love these. MMMM!
Katherine Martinelli says
These are so cute!!! Your step-by-step photos are great, so helpful.
I love fruit tartelettes! I had no clue they were so easy! 🙂
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says
These are so bright and fun! Love ’em!
Vicki Bensinger says
Your little tartelettes look adorable and I bet they taste delicious!
Fruit tarts are my favorite. I’d pick them over any cake! These look so precious Manuela, I can’t wait to try them out!
Love your fruit face, how cute! I’m with Trisha, I’d rather have fruit tarts that cake!
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Fruit tarts are always a welcome treat!