Puff Pastry Tarts


These star-shaped tarts will brighten up your holiday dessert tray.

Puff Pastry Tarts
Photo: Con Poulos
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup ice water

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 3 tablespoon seedless raspberry jam


  1. Cut butter in small pieces and put on a plate. Freeze for 10 minutes.

  2. In a food processor, combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter. Cover and pulse with several on/off turns until the mixture resembles cornmeal.

  3. In a small bowl combine the ice water and lemon juice. Slowly add the water mixture to the flour mixture, pulsing until the dough just comes together.

  4. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead the dough a few times so that any dry bits are incorporated. Divide dough in half, form into two discs and wrap each with plastic wrap. Chill for 20 minutes.

  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a small bowl whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon water. On a lightly floured surface, roll one batch of dough to 1/8-inch thick. Use 3-inch star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Repeat with remaining dough. Place half the stars 1-inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Use a pastry brush to brush egg mixture over the surface of the stars. Place 1/4 teaspoon jam onto the middle of each star. Cut a 3/4- to 1-inch circle out of the center of the remaining stars*. Place each over the jam dollop. Using a fork, gently seal the edges of the star by pressing the tines along the edges of the dough. Brush the top of the stars with the egg mixture. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until pies are golden brown. Serve slightly warm or cool completely.


If you do not have a 3/4 to 1-inch round cutter, cut a 1/2-inch slit in the center of the stars. Using your fingers or the back of a spoon, press dough out to form a small 3/4- to 1-inch round hole.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

94 Calories
6g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Folate, total 16.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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