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So, if you know me, you will know that I try not to waste anything in the kitchen if I can help it. If I use 3/4 of a tiny can of tomato paste I break out my mini Tupperware and save that small amount left in the can. Inevitably a couple days later I will need just that amount in something!

When using homemade pastry in recipes, you will often have a little leftover where you’ve trimmed around the edge of the pan. Don’t throw the scraps away!

An easy way to use them up is to grab a muffin pan, spray a couple of the cups on the bottom. Then simply divide up your extra pastry and mold it around the cup.

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Bake in the oven until golden, allow to cool, and then you’ve got yourself a few little personal tart shells made! These are really rustic, but you can make them as fancy as you’d like!

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Use them for anything you’d like later in the week. Perhaps you will have scraps from another recipe that make a nice tart or you can reinvent some leftovers. Heck, whip up some eggs with a touch of cream, mushrooms, and cheese and bake something for breakfast!

Enjoy!

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