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…

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…

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…

Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin

As French as Apple Pie Even though The Storied Spoon prides itself on the history of food and recipes, I am not going to recant the age old tale of how the Tarte Tatin came to be, though I love a good story about two…