Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tartlets

One of my favorite things to do is to have impromptu "Tidbit Parties" or "Carpet Picnics." All you need are good friends and/or family, yummy weight loss surgery friendly snacks, and the ability to value the little things in life.

After a really hot day a "Tidbit Party" outside on the patio in the cool night air was just what the doctor ordered.

Our snacks...

Shelly's Sweet & Savory Tartlets

Sweet ones:
French Toast Flatout "Mini" Size Wraps
1/4 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Vanilla but any will work)
dash of Cinnamon
Variety of Toppings

Pictured: Fresh Blueberries, Smucker's Simply Fruit Orange Marmalade, Smucker's Sugar Free Strawberry Topping, Fresh Cherry

Savory ones:
Mission Brand Carb Balance Whole Wheat Fajita Size Tortillas
1/4 cup Ricotta Cheese
1 Tablespoon Storebought Pesto Sauce
Kosher Salt & a few twists of Black Pepper to taste
Variety of Toppings

Pictured: Fresh Tomato, Fresh Basil, Black Olive, Toasted Pine Nuts

You need:
2 Mini Muffin Pans (same manufacturer)
Cookie Cutter or Juice Glass slightly larger than the muffin opening
Pam Cooking Spray

How to:
Preheat oven to 375. Spray one of your mini muffin pans with Pam. Using a cookie cutter or juice glass cut circles from tortillas/flatout wraps. Kitchen shears can help if your cookie cutter is dull edged. Place tortilla rounds over muffin openings.

Place the bottom of the second muffin pan on top of tortilla rounds and press down. Leave the tins together and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven. Lift second muffin tin off. You are left with little tartlet shells. Fill with sweet or savory fillings.

Filling ideas:
Sweetened or Savory Ricotta (see above), SF Pudding, Yogurt, SF Jam, Fruit (fresh or frozen), Veggies (sauteed mushrooms, onions), Refried Beans, Salsas, Dips, Guacamole, Bean Salads, Tapanades, the ideas are limitless...

3 comments:

Sarah said...

ell, I'll be! Clever idea! off to find cookie cutters!!

chpdlivr said...

You are a flippin genius when it comes to satisfying the sweet tooth of WLS people. How did you know I have the french toast flavored flat outs in my fridge????
Thanks Shelly. I am getting ready for girls cabin weekend....making feta/spinach bites. YUM

pat

emily said...

Wow, you're ingenious! I wish I could find the Flat-Out wraps up here in NY.

Your recipe reminds me of this one, which I would like to try (with your almond meal/protein powder crust): http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/yogurt-tartlets-recipe.html

I bet the greek yogurt mixture would also be good in these crusts!