Figs Chocolate Delicious Tart White chocolate tart, red fruits & fresh figs from the garden Tarte chocolat blanc, fruits rouge s & figues fraîches du jardin
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Figs and Chocolate Make a Delicious Tart

Almost indescribable, the scent of a fig tree full of almost ripe fruit is a fragrance that is both sweet and earthy, it’s summer in Provence. The scent is distinctive, almost arresting in the open air, however, in a closed space can be overwhelming. And, you can eat too many! …

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Banana Tarte Tatin with Gold Sparkle
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Banana Tarte Tatin a Variation on the Classic

The origin of the Apple Tarte Tatin aux Pommes is rooted in France’s Loire Valley in the small town of Lamotte-Beuvron. Born out of an unintended mistake in the kitchen, this tarte is the sweet result. At the time, the two Tatin sisters, Stéphanie and Caroline, owned and operated the …

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April Fools' Puff Pastry Poisson d'Avril
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No Joke! Make this April Fools’ Pastry the Poisson d’Avril feuilleté

The French love the flaky, sweet Galette des Rois (that we enjoy in January) so much that they find excuses to eat more of it all year long. For example, this recipe for the fish-shaped pastry is a creative take on the beloved Galette des Rois. While it might not …

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Almond tarts with red berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)
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Almond Tarts with Red Berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)

If you enjoy the almond flavour of the Galettes des Rois (a traditional holiday recipe in France) but find it a bit too rich, here is an alternative with a twist. Almond cream can also be used in tarts to make our Tartes Bourdaloue or in tartlets for our Amandines. …

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Warm Chocolate Tart Dessert
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A Warm Chocolate Tart for Dessert

This past weekend I made my favourite dessert of all-time; a seductively simple warm chocolate tart that I first encountered at Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Paris many years ago. It is a rich and decadent dessert, with a silky-smooth custard-like chocolate filling that truly has no peers. The first time …

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Pear Custard Pie
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pear Custard Pie Easy Desserts

The inspiration for this Pear Custard Pie comes from my friend Ingrid and her blog the Art of Living Naturally. The dessert is easy to prepare and looks beautiful when it’s cooked.

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Puff Pastry Roses Apple Dessert
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Make These Puff Pastry Apples Roses for Dessert

Combining apples, cinnamon sugar and puff pastry sound like the makings for a delicious pie. The recipe calls for apples rolled in puff pastry into the shape of roses. It is not difficult to prepare, and the presentation is beautiful. This dessert was part of a vegetarian menu that I …

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Apple-Creme-Brûlée-Tart French Desserts
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Apple Creme Brûlée Tart a French Dessert for the Soul

Recently, I posted a picture of an Apple Creme Brûlée tart, or what essentially could be called the love child of a creme brulee and an apple tart.

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Meyer Lemon Pie
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Meyer Lemon Pie a Slice of Sunshine

It’s my observation that people who enjoy cooking are split between folks who like baking and those who prefer not to deal with desserts. Within the baker category, it gets even more complicated, with those who don’t like baking pies. I love making pies, and this Meyer Lemon pie, I …

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Homemade French Lemon Tart Desserts
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Homemade French Lemon Tart to Beat the Blues

This spring when were house-bound due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it would have been easy to feel down. But, that’s not the way we roll in our home, we start baking and cooking to lift the spirits. When life gives you lemons you might make lemonade. I will always make a …

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