Monday, December 15, 2008

The Tart

Apparently people have been eating tarts since Medieval times. They can be either sweet or savory. Right now I am preferring sweet!

I worked in various bakeries during high school and college. During that time I did not eat any animal products, which was difficult when surrounded by beautiful pastries and the smell of butter. I was always drooling over the mixed fruit tarts with custard. The fruit was glazed and carefully arranged on top of a creamy, yellow custard. Now that my only limitation is that I eat good quality, organic animal products I am learning to make the desserts that I spent years staring at.

A standard bakery tart

I decided to make an apple tart for a potluck. I always make apple crisp because Im intimidated by pastries and until recently would not have been willing to use a whole stick of butter and a bunch of egg yolks in one recipe. It was easy and the Pink Lady apples gave it a lovely flavor. I can't wait until summer...Im going to make all sorts of fruit tarts! I used a recipe by Paula Deen, ( It was very good, but next time I'm going to try this one from NPR by Betsy Block.

My 1st tart. Oh yeah I need a tart pan

Unless I make a rustic tart.....


DeltaBluez Tess said...

Yum, those tarts look really good!!

We had a wonderful salad made by Ben that was super tasty!!

He has a gift from us to you.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been able to leave posts on this blog so this is a test.

Anonymous said...

Looks like I can leave them as Anonymous. Just wanted to say your tart looks terrific! Love, Mom