Category Archives: Tarts

Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Tart

Cranberry Pecan Shortbread Tart

Cranberry sauce is a staple for most holiday tables, no matter what kind of roast you are preparing. The sweet-tart berries provide a burst of flavor to contrast with some of the richness of other holiday dishes and they add a pop of color to the table. Leftover cranberry sauce is a great ingredient to bake with, too, and I use it regularly in bar ... Read More »

Raspberry Custard Tart

Raspberry Custard Tart

This Raspberry Custard Tart is a simple tart that showcases fresh raspberries in an easy to make, yet elegant, dessert. The tart is filled with a vanilla custard that is cooked on the stovetop and lightened with a little bit of whipped cream. The custard is studded with fresh, juicy raspberries which go well with the creamy custard and visually “pop” against it for a ... Read More »

Plum Meringue Tarts

Plum Meringue Tarts, interior

Whether you’re shopping at a major grocery store or a local farmer’s market, in early summer, there are a wealth of fresh, ripe fruits to choose from. Having such a bounty of fruits is not a bad thing – and I find that it makes me even more creative in the kitchen because I don’t want to use all of those fruits in the same ... Read More »

Peach Tarte Tatin

Peach Tarte Tatin

Tarte tatin is an upside down tart that is typically made with apples. Using peaches instead of apples in this classic French dessert is a great change of pace and makes this tart perfect for the summer. I used a mixture of white and yellow peaches, so you can use either type when you make your tart. The peaches do not need to be peeled ... Read More »

Plum and Blueberry Galette

Plum Galette

Galettes are wonderful desserts to make with fresh fruit because really let the fruit shine and are also quite easy to prepare. This Plum and Blueberry Galette has a filling made with fresh plums and blueberries, which not only make a good flavor combination, but turn into a dramatic dessert that has a vivid purple color to it. A galette is a free-form tart that ... Read More »

White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Tart with Chocolate Crust

White Chocolate Tart

White chocolate is a wonderful vehicle for vanilla. Good quality white chocolate is made up of cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids and vanilla, so most good white chocolate will already have a distinct vanilla flavor and it doesn’t take much more to push that to an even better one. So that means that this White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Tart is a good choice for vanilla ... Read More »

Spiderweb Pumpkin Tart

Pumpkin Tart Slice

This Spiderweb Pumpkin Tart has a spooky look to it that makes it perfect for Halloween. A black spiderweb covers the top of the tart – and the design is surprisingly easy to make for something that delivers such a “wow” factor when you’re ready to serve it. The tart filling is much like the filling for pumpkin pie, but a little bit denser. A ... Read More »

Mixed Berry and Mascarpone Tart

Mixed Berry and Mascarpone Tart, layers

You can always bake berries into a cobbler or pie, but when you have a basket of ripe berries, sometimes the best thing that you can do with them is show them off in their natural state. This easy to make Mixed Berry and Mascarpone Tart is a perfect dessert for showcasing berries. It starts with a sweet, almond shortbread tart crust that is filled ... Read More »

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