Design a Stylish Festive Spread with Beautiful Tarts

Creating an impressive holiday dessert table doesn't have to take hours in the kitchen. You can bake with style using easy-to-make recipes that both look beautiful and taste great. These cute Superstar Eggnog Tarts are perfect for any festive function.

Superstar Eggnog Tarts

Ingredients:2 packages Tenderflake tart shells1/4 cup (60 mL) sugar1 egg1/3 cup (80 mL) evaporated milk3 tbsp (45 mL) water2 tsp (10 mL) amber or light rum1/8 tsp (.5 mL) salt1/8 tsp (.5 mL) nutmegPinch of cinnamon

Frosting:3/4 cup (175 mL) white icing1/2 tsp (1 mL) nutmeg1 1/2 cups (375 mL) whipped topping

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

2. Arrange one package of tart shells on a baking sheet. Using an electric beater, beat together the sugar and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in evaporated milk, water, rum, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Pour into the tart shells and bake for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden and filling is set. Remove from the oven and cool.

3. Remove the remaining tart shells from the foil tins. Transfer to a lightly floured work surface and press to flatten. Using a 1 1/2 -2” (3.5-5 cm) star shaped cutter, cut a star from each piece of pastry. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

4. Mix icing and nutmeg together and place in a small piping bag. Pipe a thin line of icing around the edges of each star.

5. Top each tart with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of whipped topping and garnish with a star.

More seasonal recipes are available at www.tenderflake.ca.

Article Source: www.newscanada.com

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