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fruit tart

If you want to take advantage of the season’s fresh berries, here’s a little tart that showcases them quite nicely. And you might have all the ingredients for it right now!  Well, maybe you don’t have 7 cups of berries hanging out in the refrigerator, but all the other components of the recipe from the […]


Published on August 16, 2014
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Triple Berry Mousse Tart

by on March 3, 2013 · 4 comments

triple berry mousse tart

If you have a celebration coming up or are just looking for a flashy but easy fruit dessert, I heartily recommend the Triple Berry Mousse Tart from Orchard’s Finest.   After trying it this week, Todd proclaimed it one of the best desserts ever.  (!!) Now he could have meant one of one hundred best […]


Published on March 3, 2013
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Blueberry Sour Cream Tart

by on June 20, 2011 · 8 comments

Nova Scotia Blueberry Cake

With blueberries in season, I thought I’d bump up a recipe we really enjoyed a few years ago. Originally titled Nova Scotia Blueberry Cream Cake, it’s more like a cheesecake than a blueberry pie, but instead of cream cheese, it’s held together by mixture of sour cream, sugar, whipped cream and egg yolks. If you’re […]


Published on June 20, 2011
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Lemon Tart

by on May 17, 2009 · 16 comments

Creamy Lemon Tart

Today we went to a food blogger potluck at “The Soup Peddler’s” house. David’s contributions, other than his house and yard and everything else, were some boneless whole chickens with various Cajun stuffings. The chickens were given to him by a friend/customer who’d spent an entire day shopping for them Impressive? Yes, …


Published on May 17, 2009
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Lemon Blueberry Tart

by on April 11, 2008 · 7 comments

blueberry tart

I’d wanted to make a lemon dessert for the past two weeks, but couldn’t get my act together. I kept buying lemons, but changing my mind on desserts. I decided to sit back, relax, and let the recipe come to me; and last night, it did. I was reading a Tyler Florence cookbook, turned the […]


Published on April 11, 2008
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Apple Walnut Raisin Tart with Frangipane

by on September 5, 2007 · 7 comments


Yesterday, I made a double batch of tart pastry but wasn’t exactly sure how to fill it.  This morning, I settled on an apple & frangipane combo based on a recipe from Once Upon a Tart. The tart requires a bit of work, but it can be done in phases. I made the pastry yesterday, did the apple peeling and […]


Published on September 5, 2007
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Galette des Rois

by on July 29, 2006 · 13 comments

almond tart

As mentioned earlier, my goal for today was to tackle a French pastry called Galette des Rois à la Frangiapane. In France, this pastry is eaten primarily around the holidays. Clotilde does a nice job of describing the tradition surrounding its presentation, though after reading her blog, For today, I completely disregarded the …


Published on July 29, 2006