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How to Make Mini Tart Shells

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*Erica, our Food Channel intern from the Culinary Institute of America, demonstrates an easy way to make cute little tartlets that are perfect for filling with chocolate ganache or many other fillings. These are great for holiday parties.

For complete ingredients and preparation instructions for the Chocolate Granache Tartlets, refer to the recipe.*

Preheat oven to 425°F. Unroll prepared pie crust and lay flat on a cutting board.

Using a 3 inch diameter cookie cutter, cut circles from the pie crust. Each pie crust should yield 10 circles. Combine dough scraps, roll flat, and cut the remaining 4 circles.

Spray mini cupcake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Place each pie crust circle into a mini cupcake mold.

Press the crust along the sides and bottom of the mold to form tartlets.

Bake for 9 minutes, until edges become golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.

Fill each shell with chocolate ganache or other desired filling and allow to rest at room temperature at least one hour. That’s it!