spring events are coming up – Easter, Mother's Day and bridal showers. it's my favorite time of year to host parties because there are so many possibilities of yummy food to serve. fresh fruit and vegetables are in abundance – which i love to serve in beautiful arrangements. i've had the idea of having a "Build Your Own Tart Station" for a while now, and when i was asked to create a recipe that uses C&H® Honey Granules, i knew it was the perfect opportunity to finally create it.
i am so glad that i did, because my "Build Your Own Tart Station" turned out adorable. but what i didn't expect, was how much fun and yummy it would end up being. my boys especially love it. they made the cutest little tarts with fruit patterns, sprinkled with toppings..they looked like they belonged in a bakery. i am now definitely going to create this again at my next party. let me share how i set it up – it's really easy to do and your guests are going to be impressed.
first, i purchased a bunch of different berries and fruit that would taste great in a fresh fruit tart – raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, kiwi and bananas (which you will want to cut at the last minute to prevent them from turning brown). i found these great berry baskets at my local craft store to display them in.
next, you will need the pie shells for the tarts. you can make them, or grocery stores sell these mini graham cracker pie crusts ready to go. they are perfect for a "Build Your Own Tart Station". i placed them on a cake stand under a glass dome just because i thought it looked pretty.
for the tart filling, pudding works great. i just made boxed banana and chocolate pudding. but any flavors you like would be great...lemon curd or jam would also make great fillings.
then i included toppings. i chose C&H® Honey Granules, shredded coconut and sliced almonds.
what i love about using C&H® Honey Granules is that it let's you Sprinkle a Taste of Honey! which is the perfect amount of sweetness to add to the tarts. C&H® Honey Granules is a free-flowing mix of granulated pure cane sugar and honey that can easily add a sweet honey taste to teas and cereals, or can be measured for recipes. it also comes in an easy-pour canister with a recloseable flip-top lid, but for my tart station, i poured it into a decorative bowl. did i mention how good it tastes? it's really yummy. the sweetness of C&H® Honey Granules is equal to 1 ½ x that of honey – 1 ½ tsp. of Honey Granules = Sweetness of 1 tsp. honey. and it can often be substituted for fluid honey by using this conversion: 1 cup liquid honey = 1 cup C&H® Honey Granules + ¼ cup additional recipe liquid.
C&H® Honey Granules is sold where i live, but if they don’t sell it in your area, look for Domino® Honey Granules, the sister brand of C&H®.
and finally, don't forget the whipped cream. i made homemade...which i love best. but you can also use whipped cream in a can.
i'm thrilled with how the "Build Your Own Tart Station" set-up turned out!
and for the tart making...it's easy. have your guests fill their pie crust with their favorite filling...
then add some fruit...
then, they can add a sprinkle of C&H® Honey Granules.
top with whipped cream, and some of the toppings.
your guests are going to have so much fun making their own tarts. my boys are already begging me to do it again, and being as easy at it was to set up, i can see many more "Build Your Own Tart Stations" in the future.