Make French Fruit Tarts Seasonal Recipe Variations
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How to Make French Fruit Tarts Seasonal Recipe Variations

One of my favourite desserts is seasonal fruit tarts (tartes aux fruits). These tarts also make nice afternoon treats. So, I make them all year with local, in-season produce. In California, you find puff pastry sheets at most grocery stores (Ralphs, Gelson’s) and at French supermarkets like Carrefour or Intermarché. …

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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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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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Swiss Chard Tart Dessert - Tarte niçoise aux blettes et pignons de pin
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Swiss Chard Tart a Classic Niçoise Dessert

How do you meet anyone in 2020? Without the help of Zoom and Instagram, it would be nearly impossible. Admittedly, I spend a bit too much time on Instagram (perhaps there is a therapist out there), but it’s hard not to with mouthwatering culinary images like those of frenchified_wife. A …

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Apple Tarte Tatin Dessert Finished
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Apple Tarte Tatin a Classic French Dessert

The culinary origin of the apple tarte Tatin (aux pommes) is rooted in Lamotte-Beuvron, a small town France’s Loire Valley and the Hôtel Tatin.

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Classic French Apple Tart
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Recipe for a Classic French Apple Tart

There is something je ne sais quoi about a classic French Apple Tart, actually that is not true. I know exactly what it is about this French dessert that is so attractive. The fruit is always perfectly cut, and artfully arranged. However, the key to a French fruit tart, in my view, is the effect of the glaze – the dessert sparkles.

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Fig Buttermilk Tart
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Fig Buttermilk Tart Made Easy

Sometimes you have to wonder why great chefs don’t cut corners. I suppose that is why I am a cook and not a chef because occasionally it just makes sense to skip a step for the same taste result. The recipe for this Fig and Buttermilk Custard Tart is a …

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French-Style Apple Tarts
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Individual French-Style Apple Tarts

The smell of apple tarts baking in your kitchen is a temptation enough, but these individual pastries in the pretty flower pattern… Well, it takes a lot of willpower to resist.

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