Heirloom Tomato Tart

Heirloom Tomato Tart

This celebration of late summer heirloom tomatoes is a deep dish tart with a creamy base of ricotta that sandwiches soft strips of prosciutto, all topped by thin ripe slices of heirloom tomatoes. The Most Beautiful Word Heirloom might be one of the most beautiful…

Italian Lemon Almond Tarts

Italian Lemon Almond Tarts

A wonderfully mouth-watering burst of lemon fills this Italian influenced tart base, made a part-almond pate sucree crust, along with flaked almonds on top. Makes 14-16 mini tarts, or one 9-10 inch full size tart. The tartness of a French Tarte au Citron meets the…

Grape, Leek, Burrata, & Goat Cheese Galette

Grape, Leek, Burrata, & Goat Cheese Galette

A creative, savory way to enjoy your most buttery rustic tarts, with the Roman flavor of black grapes, leeks sauteed in white wine, a double burst of creamy burrata and goat cheese, and fresh oregano and thyme. For a variation including Peach, Feta, Pea, Pickled…

French Fruit Tart

French Fruit Tart

A classic fruit tart for summer built upon a pate sable tart crust, a velvety French creme patisserie/pastry cream, and fresh fruit of mixed berries, peach, and apricot. A gorgeous dessert any time of year! An Eye for Tarts I love tarts. If you look…

Chocolate Lime Coconut Meringue Tart

Chocolate Lime Coconut Meringue Tart

A classic turned on its head: Chocolate Lime Coconut Meringue Tart made up of an easy homemade crisp chocolate coconut crust, an amped up lime filling and a super whipped coconut infused meringue. Ready for summer with every bright flavor available… Lime Dreams Sometimes you…

Tomato Bechamel Tart

Tomato Bechamel Tart

Tart Times I think by now, it’s fair to assume I’m obsessed by tarts. Summer is here, and that means tomatoes. I was determined to create a Tomato Bechamel Tart. It’s late spring, practically summer, and the luscious, coveted Heirloom Tomato isn’t quite ready yet,…

Prosciutto Pear Tart

Prosciutto Pear Tart

I’ve been dying to make a rustic savory tart using fruit for the longest time. And the time is now. I fell in love with all tarts sweet and savory awhile back, when I acquired my mom’s large fluted tart pan. I recently added a…

Drinking Plums with Friends / Croatian Plum Tart

Drinking Plums with Friends / Croatian Plum Tart

No matter the light that entered my family’s house, no matter which of my father’s houses that the light entered; if a holiday morning,  a quiet Sunday, a winter’s chill,  or after one of my mother’s European midday meals– My family’s Croatian link was Sljivovica.…

Short Guide to Tarts (The Baking Kind)

Short Guide to Tarts (The Baking Kind)

Queen of Tarts I should have known I would fall in love with my tart pan. Being an anglophile, I always loved the term “tart” rather than other, less colorful and more hardcore words describing a vivacious lady. Like many things, the term’s meaning varies,…

Frangipane of my Dreams: Pear Frangipane Tart (w/ Brandy Pears)

Frangipane of my Dreams: Pear Frangipane Tart (w/ Brandy Pears)

Frangipane, a Red Hook History In the summer of 2007, I moved into Red Hook, Brooklyn from nearby Carroll Gardens. My father had passed away from a sudden heart attack just months before, and my best friend and I were ready to find a place…