Coffee Tarts Recipe

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Coffee Tarts

Kathy Van Houten


Nice little snack.Great for parties.

★★★★★ 1 vote
40 Min
30 Min


1 pkg
pie crust chilled(or 1 recipe sweet short crust chilled
butter for greasing
all purpose flour for dusting
8 oz
4 oz
plain chocolate chopped
2 tsp
instant coffee granules
2 Tbsp
castor sugar(super fine sugar)
2 large
egg yolks
for decoration
7 oz
heavy cream, cold
2 Tbsp
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
rum or rum extract
11/2 tsp
instant coffee dissolved in one teaspoon boiling water
white chocolate curls to decorate
sifted cocoa to dust


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees.Lightly grease a 12 section muffin tin with butter.On a lightly floured surface roll out chilled pastry dough and cut in four inch circles re roll trimmings as needed.Gently place in prepared muffin pan and use fork to prick bottom of crusts.Chill for 15 minutes.Use pie weights or dried beans to weight crusts and bake for10 minutes.
2Remove the weights and bake for another 2-3 minutes or until slightly crisp.Turn oven down to 325 degrees.
While the pie crusts are cooking heat the milk just to boiling point in small sauce pan.Add the and castor sugar and leave to stand off the heat until chocolate has melted.Then stir to combine.
3Beat the eggs and yolks in a mixing bowl,gradually whisk in the warm milk mixture until smooth.
Pour the custard mixture into pastry shells and bake
for about 15 minutes or until just set.Allow to cool in tin for 10 minutes then loosen with a butter knife.Transfer to wire rack to cool.
4Whip the (cold) heavy cream in a cold mixing bowl until soft peaks form.Add the sugar,rum and coffee
and whisk until thick.Spoon over the tarts and decorate with white chocolate curls and dust with powdered cocoa.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy