Man meal

Recently one of my favorite people treated us to a home cooked “man meal.”

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Strawberry Kiwi Tart with Cognac Pastry Cream

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.

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Raspberry Tart with Homemade Strawberry Jam

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