Mixed Fruit Tart

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Apples, peaches, plums, berries—all fruit is abundant, whether you buy at a supermarket, roadside stand or farmer’s market. 

 

Fruit is a wonderful end to a meal, now as the summer comes to a close.  Fruit tarts are easy and fun to put together, with so much creativity possible. 

 

Create a mixed fruit tart or highlight one fruit. Drizzle with jam or add a dollop of whipped cream for a delicious and a beautiful presentation. 

Recipe is below.

Foodie Lit

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In M. L. Eaton's, When the Clocks Stopped, Hazel and her husband move into a centuries old English house in Rype-in-the-Marsh. Hazel begins to see ghostly images of another woman. When both women are threatened by the violence of smuggling rings, they unite across time.

“So we are having this conversation in timelessness? How can that be?” Hazel asks.

Annie responds, “Knows’t thou not that the veil between the worlds is rent, here in Rype?” 

 

Read on to see if Hazel and Annie can change each other's futures.

Mixed Fruit Tart

Serves 6

 

1 puff pastry, frozen 

1 peach, cored and sliced

2 apples, cored and sliced

15 strawberries or more to fill row

1/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cinnamon

1 tablespoon cornstarch

4 tablespoons jam of choice

1 egg beaten or egg wash

 

  1. Mix together sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch. Toss peaches and apples separately in the mixture. Set aside.

  2. Defrost puff pastry for two hours or overnight in the refrigerator.  When defrosted but still cold, unfold pastry. Roll out with rolling pin dusted with flour on flour dusted surface or parchment paper to  approximately 10” x  15” or your desired dimension.  Attractively arrange the fruit on the pastry, leaving 1/2” margin around all edges.  Fold over pastry, pinching corners. If corners don’t stick, wet fingers with a bit of water and it will hold. Brush edges of pastry with an egg wash.

  3. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  4. Melt 3-4 tablespoons of fruit in microwave or on stovetop. Do not bring to a boil.  Drizzle the jam on top of the fruit.

  5. Bake on parchment lined oven proof sheet for 30 minutes or until the fruit is easily pierced with a fork.

  6. The tarts freeze well and will last well wrapped in the freezer for months.

 

Ideas for arranging fruit:

  • 1. Make a row each of apples, strawberries, peaches and another apple. 

  • 2.  Place raspberries in center of pastry.  Arrange peaches and apples around the raspberries.

  • 3. Arrange apple slices on pastry.  Arrange the raspberries on top of the slices.

expandthetable suggestions

  1. Fruits for tart: Apples, peaches, plums, pears or berries using more or less depending on size. 

  2. Mixed fruit: Use a different fruit for each row

  3. Fruits that work with this tart:  Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries.  Slice whole fruit, such as apples, peaches, plums.

  4. Lower sugar: Use stevia in place of sugar, following package directions. Substitute sugar free jam for drizzle.​

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Eat, Read and Dream, my cookbook with Geri Clouston, inspired by my Foodie Lit columns is now available on Amazon, Book Baby, and Book Depository. Order now!  So excited to share with you!

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