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These adorable Mini Strawberry Mousse Tarts just scream Spring! Perfect for Easter, baby or wedding showers, parties and just because. These tarts feature a from-scratch shortbread crust filled with mousse made with fresh strawberries.
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I was so excited to receive a Jêt Mix Immersion Blender from Swiss Diamond to use for this recipe. This blender can do just about anything! It has a variety of attachments that are easy to use and easy to clean.
To make these tarts, I used the blender a couple of different ways. First, I used the food processor attachment to purée the strawberries.
Then I used the whisk attachment to quickly make the homemade whipped cream that goes into the mousse.
Strawberries are one of my favorite ingredients to use in Spring desserts. They gave this mousse such a pretty pastel pink color!
I used fresh strawberries to create a purée to flavor and color the mousse instead of using food coloring.
The sweet strawberry mousse is contained in a light shortbread crust. The crust is made from scratch with just four ingredients!
If you don’t have an immersion blender yet (or if you are looking for an upgrade!), you’ve got to check out the Jêt Mix Immersion Blender from Swiss Diamond. It was so easy to use and switch out attachments for the different steps of this recipe.
I’ve been using it for all sorts of things in my kitchen, from chopping nuts to making whipped cream, blending fruit purées and more.
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For the Tarts
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
For the Mousse
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, cleaned and hulled
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 (8 oz) block cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Fresh strawberries for garnish
For the Tarts:
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 12-count cupcake tin with silicone liners (if you don't have silicone you can do it with paper, but I highly recommend using the silicone for this recipe. It's much easier to remove!).
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Slowly add in the flour and sea salt, mixing until a crumbly dough forms.
- Press the dough into silicone cupcake liners so that the dough comes up the edges of the liners and creates a little tart. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until just golden brown. Don't let it cook too long! You don't want it to be too crumbly. If the dough bubbled up a bit while baking, use a spoon to press it back down. Let cool completely while you work on the next steps.
For the Mousse:
- Place the 1 cup of fresh strawberries in a food processor or blender and chop/blend. No piece should be larger than a pea when you are done.
- Use an immersion blender (or your stand mixer/hand mixer) to whip the heavy cream until it begins to thicken. Add the 2 tbsp powdered sugar and whip until thick and stiff peaks form.
- In a different bowl on your stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the 1/3 cup powdered sugar and continue to mix until combined. Add in the vanilla and then the strawberry puree a little at a time, mixing until fully incorporated.
- Remove the bowl from your stand mixer and use a spatula to gently mix the whipped cream and strawberry mixtures together.
- Remove the tarts from the silicone liners and place on a serving dish or cake stand.
- Spread or pipe the strawberry mousse into the tarts. Garnish with fresh strawberry slices. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.
If desired, you could make one big tart instead of mini ones. Just press the dough into a tart pan instead.
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