All posts tagged: tart

Tarte Tatin de Poire

Something heavy beckoned to me from the toe of my Christmas stocking. We had exchanged them early, in hopes we could enjoy our gifts before our trip to the States. What could this solid, heavy object be? I drew it out, and a small jar of jam appeared. Pear, pomegranate, and calvados. Eureka! I use the same pastry here as for my Provençal Butternut Squash Rugelach. With equal parts cream cheese and butter, and richened with crème fraîche and an egg yolk, it gives a flavorful and slightly flaky, yet quickly assembled, alternative to store-bought puff pastry. Ingredients Directions Prepare your pastry by putting the flour in a mixing bowl and adding the butter and cream cheese in small chunks. Pinch the butter and cheese into the flour with your fingertips until it starts to come together. Whisk together the crème fraîche and egg yolk, then add to flour mixture. Toss with your fingertips, then press together until you can form a ball. Remove to a sheet of plastic wrap and form a disk. Stick …

Cranberry Crackle Tart

I’ve just joined Tuesday’s with Dorie, a group that bakes their way through Dorie Greenspan’s new book, Baking Chez Moi. Every once in a while on a Tuesday, I’ll be posting the results of a recipe the group votes on baking. This week it’s a Cranberry Crackle Tart! The group is asked not to post the full recipe online, so you will just see pictures of the final result plus any recommendation I have. The Cranberry Crackle Tart has a thin layer of jam topped with cranberry studded meringue. Mine didn’t puff up as much as I would have hoped, but it was still delicious. A much lighter alternative to the traditional rich Thanksgiving pies, or a fresh dessert for any time of year! Follow Tasty Joy with Bloglovin