These little tarts are super easy to make. What a special way to serve a light elegant dessert. Note they are a calorie bargain -- only 55 calories!

Tart shells:

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice

Strawberry filling:

  • 1/4 cup sugar-free or regular apricot preserves
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, thinly sliced

Optional topping:

  • Dollops of whipped cream or vanilla Greek yogurt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a baking sheet. Set aside 2 small (1 ¼“) muffin pans. Turn muffin tins upside down on the counter.

Sift together flour and powdered sugar into a small bowl. Add melted butter and orange liqueur or orange juice. Stir to mix.

Using a teaspoon, place dollops of batter on to baking sheet. There should be enough batter for 14 small tarts. Using your fingers flatten the dough and shape into imperfect ovals.

Bake for 8 - 9 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from oven and immediately use a thin spatula to place each piece of baked dough on the back of small (1 1/4") muffin tins.
Shape with your fingers to make tart shapes. Let stand until firm.

In a small saucepan, heat apricot preserves until melted. In a medium bowl, combine preserves with the strawberries. Stir to coat well. Spoon strawberries into tarts.

Top with dollop of whipped cream or vanilla yogurt or put a dollop in the bottom of tart before adding strawberries.

Serves 14

Nutritional Information per serving:

  • Calories: 55
  • Fat, gm.: 1
  • Protein, gm.: 0.5
  • Carbs, gm. : 11
  • Cholesterol, mg.: 2
  • Fiber, gm.: 0.5