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Wild Cherry Tartlets



My mom has wild cherry trees in her backyard, and my niece and nephew enjoy picking berries this time of year. When I was home a couple weekends ago Olivia slept over and we baked muffin-sized pies on Sunday morning.




The flavor is pretty good for wild fruit—tart but not too tart.




There isn’t a recipe as such: we used about 1/3 of a classic Julia Child pie crust using Earth Balance butter and shortening (bearing in mind that recipe yields two double crusts), which I’d tucked in the freezer the last time I baked an apple pie; four heaping cups of pitted cherries, and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Baked at 350º for about 45 minutes. Yields a dozen.




Even sweeter than dessert, of course, was getting to spend QT with my not-so-little-anymore niece. She is so can-do and independent!



2 Comments to Wild Cherry Tartlets

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    June 24, 2015 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    There are cherries in the back yard?!?! How did I never notice this?!

    Sad that I missed such a lovely weekend.

  2. Susan Grant's Gravatar Susan Grant
    June 25, 2015 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    I can tell you all first hand, that those tartlets were yummy!! We missed you too, Kate!

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