Berry Tartlets with Sweet Kefir Filling - this Kefir tart filling is something different from the “traditional” creamy filling. I combine sugar, gelatin, kefir, and heavy cream to create a lighter tart filling – perfect if you’re in the mood for something not heavily laid with butter or heavy cream. In this recipe Kefir makes a magical transformation into an amazingly sweet, light and creamy dessert.
Last summer I got really hooked into making all types of tarts and tartlets, and I have unfortunately completely neglected my beautiful Williams-Sonoma tart and tartlet pans since then. But I can't let the summer go by without posting at least one tart recipe. And, of course, because it's summer, it should be a recipe for BERRY tartlets, with fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries scattered over sweet and light creamy filling: because I find that sweetened cream fillings always do a great job of complimenting not-so-sweet berries.
This time I wanted something different from the "traditional" creamy filling, so I combined sugar, gelatin, kefir, and heavy cream to create a lighter tart filling for these berry tartlets - perfect if you're in the mood for something not heavily laid with butter or heavy cream. When combined with a touch of heavy cream and a bit of sugar, and thickened up by gelatin, Kefir makes a magical transformation into an amazingly sweet, light and creamy dessert. And, because I am a huge fan of Kefir anyway, and because I can easily drink a whole 32 fl oz bottle of kefir in one sitting (which has 4 cups of kefir), these berry tartlets is just another excuse for me to consume my favorite beverage. In a different form.
As you see, this recipe is the combination of these two favorites of mine: tartlets + kefir. You will be amazed at how light and fluffy and sweet the kefir filling is! You can have these berry tartlets with sweet kefir filling either for breakfast or dessert, and load them with as many berries as you like! You can also sprinkle fresh berries with powdered sugar to make them sweeter!
This recipe makes enough filling for 4 tartlets (mini tart shells).
Berry Tartlets with Sweet Kefir Filling
- 4 small tartlets (3 inch in diameter each)
- 2 teaspoons gelatin
- 2 tablespoons water
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- ½ cup kefir
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Make and bake sweet tart crust for small tartlets (3 inch in diameter each) according to my recipe. Let them cool completely.
- Combine 2 teaspoons of gelatin with 2 tablespoons of water until well dissolved.
- Heat cream and sugar, bring to boil, add gelatin mixture and stir to thicken. Remove from heat and add kefir and lemon juice, constantly stirring until well-combined. Return to heat and bring to boil, constantly stirring. Boil the mixture for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and cool slightly. Place the kefir filling into tartlets and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
- To serve, top the tartlets (already with kefir filling in them) with berries.
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I've only recently heard of kefir, I'll have to investigate this 🙂
Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking
These are drop dead gorgeous! I love that you used kefir in the filling to make them healthier! I can't wait to try them because I can't get enough kefir either!
These are incredibly cute and beautiful. They look really tasty! I love the addition of kefir.
This is such a unique spin on tarts! They are so pretty with those bright berries!
I rarely make tarts - which I really should change! These are beautiful - love all that color from the berries.
That's some brilliant photography. Love your blog 🙂 these tartlets look AMAZING!
Nami | Just One Cookbook
I seriously love your food photography and your pictures always make me want to grab and eat it! These tartlets are GORGEOUS!!! I would love a few just for myself...
I love homemade tarts and these fresh berries ones are particularly gorgeous. 🙂 Thanks for your inspiration for me to make some soon....before the berry season is over.
What lovely colourful treats they are!
I adore fruit and berry desserts, they are so irresistible and so beautiful! We are going to miss them Winter time!