5 from 8 votes
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Mini Fruit Tart Canapés with Creme Patissiere
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Delicious sweet canapés that are easy to make. Make creme patissiere beforehand, and use bought pastry cases. Assemble and serve on the day.

Course: Canapé
Cuisine: British
Keyword: mini fruit tart
Servings: 24 tarts
Calories: 35 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
Creme Patissiere
  • 250 ml full fat milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 45 g caster sugar
  • 10 g plain flour
  • 10 g cornflour
  • 24 mini pastry cases
  • soft fruit
To Make the Creme Patissiere
  1. In a saucepan on a low heat, warm the milk and vanilla. Heat gently until the liquid is just simmering.

  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar and flours with an electric whisk until pale and creamy.

  3. Add one third of the hot milk mixture to the egg, flour and sugar. Whisk together.

  4. Add the resulting mixture to the rest of the milk in the saucepan. Heat gently, stirring all the time until the custard is thick and coats the back of a wooden spoon.

  5. Allow the custard to cool. Store in the fridge, either in a piping bag or with cling film pressed to the surface, until you are ready to assemble the mini fruit tarts.

To Assemble the Mini Fruit Tarts
  1. Fill the tart cases with the creme patissiere.

  2. Top the tartlets with soft fruit. Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Mini Fruit Tart Canapés with Creme Patissiere
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 49IU1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.