Lemon Tart French Classic
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This Delicious Lemon Tart is a French Classic

Author, chef, and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis shares her recipe (below) for a delicious lemon tart. One of the recipes in her cookbook Plat du Jour: French Dinners Made Easy, this French classic tarte au citron is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. The recipe is straightforward, and the …

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Savoury Zucchini Tart Recipe
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A Savoury Zucchini Tart Recipe for all Seasons

We all know that French pastry chefs have perfected tempting (and beautiful) fruit tarts, but there is an equally long repertoire of savoury tarts. Perhaps the best known is a classic quiche Lorraine. Then there is the delicious combination of sliced onion, lardon and crème fraîche that makes Flammekueche (Tarte …

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Tarte Tatin aux Pommes
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Tarte Tatin aux Pommes a French Classic

As you know, I am a big fan of traditional foods. One of my favourites is the Tarte Tatin, an upside-down apple tart. While there are many upside-down tarts and cakes in French cuisine (tartes renversées, gateaux renversés) the one named Tatin is made with apples. The Tarte Tatin was …

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pear frangipane tart
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A Sweet Pairing Recipe for Pear Frangipane Tart

Today’s recipe is a combination of one of my recipes, and one by my friend Inger, who writes The Art of Natural Living. She posted a pear frangipane tart sometime before Christmas and I had been tasked with finding a Christmas dessert to go with a 1999 Château d’Yquem Sauternes …

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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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