Monday, November 23, 2009

Fanciful Fruit Cups

Hello friends! Sorry for the short hiatus, but I'm back! Today I will teach you how to easily assemble these colorful and fancy fruit tarts that you've seen in many bakeries and restaurants before.

Frozen puff pastry shells
Instant custard
Apricot jam
A variety of fruits

1. Bake the puff pastry shells as the box indicates. When cool, carefully hallow out centers with a spoon and set aside.
2. Prepare instant custard and spoon into pastry shells.
3. Slice fruit if necessary and arrange on custard in the pastry shell.
4. Melt the jam and glaze fruit with a pastry brush.

TIP: Really impress your friends by making your strawberries into blooming flowers! Simply slice off the tops and flip them over so that the widest part is now the base. Make 3-4 small slices inward, starting from the bottom and working your way up to create "petals." This may take a few tries, so I suggest starting with odd shaped berries first and saving the nicest ones for your presentation. Good luck and have fun!

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