Dragon Jelly Tarts

Vegetarian • Peanut-free • 1 hr prep & baking time

Freshly baked dragon jelly tart image
Our homemade, DIY Dragon Jelly Tarts inspired by the Dragon Prince anime. 🐉

This batch yields about 11 pieces of tarts from 1 box of shortcrust pastry (there were 2 rolls in the box). The bowl I used as a molder measures about 6.5 inches in diameter.

Ingredients

  • 1 Dragon fruit
  • Raspberry Jam/Jelly
  • Shortcrust pastry
  • 1 Egg
  • Water

Steps

  1. Peel the dragon fruit, chop finely and place in a bowl
  2. Add about 4-5 tablespoons of raspberry jam and mix well
  3. Unroll the shortcrust pastry and cut into round shapes using a molder as a guide (I used a bowl as a molder)
  4. Spread some dragon-fruit-and-raspberry-jam sauce on one side of the cut out pastry (I added about ≈1 tablespoon, you may need to put less or more depending on how big your cut out pastries are)
  5. Make a 3-side fold to end up with a triangular shape. Lightly pinch the corners to seal the tart to prevent the sauce from leaking and the tart from opening up
    • Optional: To make a more visible tart centre, you may cut a little bit off of each side to expose the centre a little bit more–showing more red
  6. Mix the egg with 1 tbsp of cold water
  7. Place the tarts on a baking pan with parchment paper and apply egg wash
  8. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 mins. over 375ºF

So after this baking experiment, a couple of things sort of happened (Haha):

  • I didn’t seal all the corners enough causing some of the tarts to open up and the sauce to leak
  • I definitely wanted more filling than how much the tart can accommodate. Good thing I didn’t throw the leftover sauce away so I poured some over the tart when serving

Overall, it was yummy, perfect for tea time and a grab-and-go snack. I think this would also make for a great hiking snack! I wasn’t really sure how it was going to turn out since this was, after all, a fictional dish (not anymore now haha). Nevertheless, I really enjoyed making these ones. From drooling in front of the T.V. because the show did a really good job of making it so appetizing, to coming up with an actual recipe to work on! I am also very glad that I managed to pull together a recipe that didn’t require a lot of ingredients to be made from scratch! I’ll definitely make this again but I want to use a different type of pastry dough next time.

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