Blueberry Buttermilk Tart

Recipe: A shortbread tart crust filled with blueberries and buttermilk custard.

We are fast approaching the end of blueberry season–a sad, sad thing–and before that happened, I had to get in one more blueberry dessert. I did a search on epicurious a few weeks ago and this blueberry buttermilk tart recipe was the lucky winner. I mean, it’s fresh blueberries with a buttermilk custard in a buttery tart crust. What is not to like here? It’s all very, very good.Plus, I get to use my pie weights with this recipe (excitement!!).



July 11, 2011. Blueberries, Tart. Leave a comment.

Brown Butter Raspberry Tart, you were stunning despite being potentially under-browned (you’ll get whan I mean when you read the post…).

Recipe: A homemade tart crust with fresh raspberries and a brown-butter filling.

When I was little and we still lived in Burlington, IA, I apparently loved raspberries so much that I would walk up to our raspberry bushes in the backyard, and with my hands behind my back, eat/bite raspberries directly off the bush. I don’t know what I was thinking or why I didn’t want to use my hands (I really can come up with no logical explanation for this), but I apparently REALLY loved raspberries. I think this behavior was a preview of my life to come, however, since I would go so far as to say that my family is a decidedly raspberry family. For example, at holiday times when we get a box of DeBrand’s chocolates, we fight/barter/negotiate to get all of the raspberry truffles we can. Any dessert we have, if raspberries or a raspberry sauce can be added, it almost always seems to be. Anyway, all of this to say that when I saw the recipe for a brown butter raspberry tart, I thought YES.


October 22, 2010. Raspberries, Tart. 1 comment.

Fig and Almond Tart <3

Recipe: A tart crust covered in an almond and mascarpone layer, covered with fresh sliced figs.

I rarely watch the food network, which is a little strange I suppose since I love to bake and every time I do watch a show, I’m completely mesmerized. A few years ago I was randomly watching Giada make a meal with her Italian Aunt and I was completely hooked as they made this amazing shrimp dish (I’m not even sure I liked shrimp at that point – yes, I know that’s wrong, and fortunately I’ve overcome that wrongness – but I was still drooling as I watched them make it…). And then they moved on to dessert. And in this dessert were things that pretty much ensure it will be amazing… things like mascarpone and almond paste… heavenly, heavenly things that were being used to make a Fig and Almond Tart…


August 4, 2010. Figs, Tart. 2 comments.