Tips for making tart shells

United States
February 22, 2007 2:26pm CST
To make 10 baked tart shells, prepare pastry for a double crust pie. Roll half of the pastry at a time to 1/8" thickness. Cut each half into five 4 1/2" circles. Fit over inverted muffin cups, pinching pleats at intervals to fit around the cups. Poke holes in pastry with a fork. Bake in a 450* oven for 7 to 10 minutes or till golden. Cool. Or, you can cut dough into 5" circles, and fit into fluted tart pans. Poke holes in pastry with a fork. Bake in a 450* oven for 10 to 12 mintues or till golden.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
23 Feb 07
This is one of those things you can buy at the store like alot of other things. Am teaching my kids that to make them yourself is number one cheaper and then fresher and tastier. Thanks for sharing this at Mylot. I think I want to nick name you Martha!!
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• United States
23 Feb 07
Hehehe, Martha? Oh no. :)
@vityota (878)
• India
22 Feb 07
the recipes you post here are good ones and tell me one thing do you take any cookery classes and i would like to know what is this tart shells, i am planning to try it and lets see how it comes
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• United States
23 Feb 07
I don't take cooking lessons. I have been baking and cooking for more years than you are alive. I love cooking. A tart is like a mini pie shell.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
22 Feb 07
This works really well. We learned this in a cooking class that I had years ago. It is amazing how oftne you can use these little tart shells. They are great to make when you are expecting quests and want different kinds of pies or tarts.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
Thanks for best response
@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Oh, perfect. I needed this recipe. I have been wanting to make some tarts, but really did not want to buy the premade cups, now that you gave me this idea I can do it one my own. I can practicly fill them with anything.