Hello, Adorable Tarts...

Late last week, you might have seen a display of our pie tarts on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  And if you didn't, here you go... IMG_4143


These adorable little suckers are three inches in diameter and are actually made using the jelly jar lids as de facto springform pans (proving Jeanne is the MacGyver of PJP...you could give her a cup of flour, six eggs, a knife crafted from aluminum foil, and a bunsen burner and she could make you a pie).  At three or four bites, these tarts are great because they can be easily eaten without needing a fork or a plate.

We do a lot of tarts for showers, weddings, business meetings, and more.  And after finding this cute metal display on sale at Hobby Lobby last week, we thought maybe we were missing something by not making them a regular part of the pie selection at PJP Buttonwood.  So we made a whole lot of them, bagged them, ribboned them, and sold 100 or so on Friday.  And now, tarts are A Thing.

In short, here is what we love about the tart:

  1. Dessert is always completely adorable in small bites.
  2. Now that I think about it, putting these tarts on a stick are the only possible way to make them any more cute.  I should buy some sticks.
  3. If you need a few bites of something sweet, but don't trust your self-control with your own baby pie, these are the way to go.
  4. Now that I think about it, if I could get Weight Watchers to deem these suckers three points each, I would be a PIE BILLIONAIRE.
  5. Tarts are smaller than Jelly Jar pies, but are a lot easier to make, so the feasibility of stocking the store with a 100 tarts or so is exponentially higher than 100 Jelly Jar pies.
  6. Now that I think about it, packaging warm tarts is much easier than packaging warm Jelly Jar pies as well.  A clear treat bag and a few inches of ribbon will never sear your fingerprints in the same way as a boiling hot glass jar.
  7. Tying ribbon on the tart bag instantly makes it all just that much more cute.
  8. Now that I think about it, I think we finally found a crafty presentation that I can actually do.
  9. At $2 each, it is a great way to treat yourself...or to give a thoughtful small gift that says "I was thinking of you, but not in a $10 sort of way".
  10. Now that I think about it, if everyone just buys tarts with the spare change they find in their car, I could completely eliminate panicked runs to the bank for $2 in nickels and $5 in dimes every few days.

Also, we have quite a few customers endeavoring to sample every single pie on the menu.  This may have made that quest THIS MUCH easier.  You are welcome...