Recently one of my favorite people treated us to a home cooked “man meal.”
You may have noticed that there have been a lull in my posting… I’ve been a bit busy:
Many people like to reserve their dessert calories to indulge in chocolate mousse or a double fudge chocolate cookie, especially those watching their waistlines. But there must be something said about fruit tarts. After all, aren’t they just a tad healthier?
I’ve been on the fruit tart kick since Memorial Day weekend when I made my raspberry tart with homemade strawberry jam. This past weekend I changed it up a little and used strawberries and kiwis. I also used a Cognac pastry cream as my base which complemented the acidity of the fruit and tenderness of the crust.
Summer is finally here and what better way to celebrate than with a raspberry tart. No need to watch your sugar intake here, I did not add any sugar except for the homemade strawberry jam my mom made a few weeks ago and it was just a few tablespoons to get those raspberries to really latch on to the crust. A relatively healthy dessert which looks great and combines the buttery flavor of the crust with the wonderful goodness of fresh raspberries. Continue reading