Miniature Tarts

Cherry tarts on a plate

Miniature tarts are simple and fun to make.

This is a great activity to do with an older person who loves to spend time in the kitchen. Rolling out dough and using a biscuit cutter might be very familiar to some. This activity is sensory using touch, smell, sight, hearing (the sounds of the rolling pin on the counter as well as the kitchen timer),  and of course taste.


  • Ready- made pie crust (or use your own favorite pie crust recipe)
  • For the filling you can use canned pie filling, cheesecake filling, or other filling of your choice
  • Miniature paper baking cups or miniature muffin pan


  1. Roll out the ready-made pie crust or roll out your homemade dough.
  2. Using a 1 ½-2 inch biscuit cutter cut circles from the rolled out dough.
  3. Insert circles of dough into the miniature baking paper cups or into your miniature muffin pan, forming a cup. If using miniature baking cups, place these on a cookie sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  4. Using a spoon fill each cup with the filling of your choice.
  5. Bake tarts at 375° for 17-20 minutes or until crusts are golden. Times and ovens may vary.
  6. Let cool, and enjoy!



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