Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Queen of Tarts: or a Rustic dessert of Tart-like proportions

Summer brings many highly anticipated things: warmth, vacation, fruit...right? I love fruit and there are so many varieties that are at their best during the summer months. But sometimes, a (wo)man cannot live upon fruit alone for dessert and then it's time to step it up.

Enter...the rustic tart / galette!


  All you need is a pie crust (I didn't make mine from scratch, so I won't tell if you don't), some cut up ripe tasty fruit (white peaches and raspberries!), and some sugar (I used the 'naked' variety).

Lay out the crust and cut up the fruit. Sprinkle a little sugar on the crust, depending on how ripe your fruit is (the riper the fruit, the less sugar needed), arrange your fruit in a nice pattern, covering a good portion of the pie crust, then fold over the size to create a nest of crust and fruit. Sprinkle a little more sugar on the crust / fruit and throw it in the oven.

Bake until crust is golden brown and fruit smells like heavenly goodness. Let settle for a few minutes so you do not burn yourself with molten fruit juices, and enjoy!

Whipped cream is important, though otherwise it's fruit so it's healthy!

Eat it...eat it all    

...and it looks so French countryside casually chic you could even serve it to guests...that is, if it lasts past the first day.  

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