TWD: Cranberry Crackle Tart

Cranberry Crackle TartExquisite. Just exquisite! This Cranberry Crackle Tart is the latest selection from the Tuesday’s With Dorie group and is from Baking Chez Moi. We are traveling home to our families to celebrate Thanksgiving so I made this to accompany a Sunday pot roast dinner. I think this tart would make a fine dessert for any evening but especially Thanksgiving. Not heavy, not overpowering, just perfect and delicious! Also guaranteed to not last long since you can’t stop eating it! (or at least I couldn’t!) 🙂

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I used the galette dough for this tart and a pastry cutter for trimming the sides. I do believe the tart turned out ever so lovely in my geeky pi dish 🙂

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The strawberry jam that I used came from Auburn, AL. What a find! We stopped to eat at The Hound when we drove back to Atlanta after visiting good friends in Montgomery. What a delicious meal we had and we picked up a few jars of homemade jam. It’s all fantastic but I highly recommend the pepper jelly!!!  You can order some off of the link!

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Before, after, and just before consumption! I really cannot wait to make this tart again. I do wish I could have made it for our families for Thanksgiving Dinner!

 

TWD: Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart

This glorious recipe was selected by Rachel of sweet tarte. There were two things that I found to be difficult with this recipe: 1. Slicing the peaches after they were peeled (boy are those suckers slippery!) and 2. Not devouring the entire tart once I tried it. Wow!!!!!!!!! That’s dessert!

I made my tart with some fuzzy Georgia peaches (which have been ferocious this summer- the kind that you bite into and then half the peach is dripping down your chin). Everything came out spectacularly with this choice. A fabulous summer dessert!

TWD: Tarte Noire

I made this week’s recipe today, the day it was due! Nothing like a little last minute baking! I had a handful of other recipes to tackle for our 4th of July festivities but there is nothing wrong with a fabulous chocolate Tuesday tart, just because 🙂

For this tart I decided to go with the chocolate  shortbread tart dough and selected Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate (70%) at Whole Foods. I had never eaten this chocolate before so I wasn’t sure what to expect! HOLY SMOKES was this delicious. It was so perfect at room temperature and reminded me of chocolate mousse in a crust. I love these tart recipes also because they taste so much more complicated than the recipe actually is (and the tart dough is almost fool proof which I love).

Please head on over to Dharmagirl’s blog to grab this fabulous recipe!!

TWD: Quick Classic Berry Tart

This week’s selection was chosen by Cristine of Cooking with Cristine and as always you can find the recipe on her blog!

I made my tart with raspberries and blueberries which were purchased from Your Dekalb Farmer’s Market (helps keep the cost down and they were soooo yummy). I was really excited to have mostly conquered pastry cream… finally!!! Although when I was assembling the tart the cream did remind me a bit of mashed potatoes but it was well hidden by the berries. This recipe was sooo delicious and the tart definitely looked harder to make then it really was (so I will make this over and over again for company to feed my ego) 😉