Thursday, June 28, 2012

Easy Strawberry Tartlets

When summer started with a bang with those 90 degree days, there was no way I wanted to turn the oven on. Or even think about spending more time in the kitchen than I had to. So when I wanted something sweet, I made these tartlets up (there might be a recipe somewhere, but I'd like to think I'm this creative!). I used those mini Keebler graham cracker shells from the store and filled them with fresh strawberry goodness. Then I topped it with whipped cream. Easy, quick and so good!

Easy Strawberry Tartlets

1 package of mini Keebler (or any brand) graham cracker pie crusts
3 cups sliced and hulled strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon corn starch
pinch salt

Whipped cream

Mix strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and corn startch in a pot on medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture boils. Remove from heat and stir until thickened. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes.

Spoon strawberry mixture into individual shells. Chill through. Top with whipped cream and serve.

"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


CountryDew said...

Those sound scrumptious. When you moving to VA so you can teach me to cook?

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Bet they would be good with ice cream too. Good recipe for summer. Thanks!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Anita, thanks for making my day! I would love to cook with you- we'd have fun. I may be 80 years old by then, but at least I'll be there :)

That is a great idea, Sweet! I am going to have to try that. Maybe make little ice cream sundaes. Yum.

Beth said...

Mmmm...those look very appealing right now as we sweat and swelter through stifling heat even here in the NC mountains. Thank you, Mary Ann!

It's nice to see you back blogging---missed you!

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thank you Beth! That is so sweet. I wish I could blog more often, at least as much as I think about posting :)

This heat is unbelievable, isn't it? And you have it ten times worse where you are so I can't complain.