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Fruit tarts??


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Fruit tarts??

janetofreno | Mar 3, 2013 10:35 PM

So the other day I asked DH to "pick up something for dessert" as I felt my menu called out for something sweet. I thought he would bring ice cream, as is his custom, but instead he came home with a fruit tart from the bakery. He told me it was so pretty he couldn't resist (and that it was:-) Seemed like a pretty standard tart, with a hard-baked crust lined with dark chocolate, some type of custard, and glazed fruit. DH loved it; and I must admit it was pretty tasty. But of course he complained about the cost (hey, buddy, you bought it...). So now he has asked if I would consider trying to make him one. "Your pies are great; surely you can do a tart" But I have no clue. Check out what I say about baking in my profile. And I've been making pies for so long I can do it in my sleep, and certainly without a recipe. There's a reason I don't bake: I'm not a very accurate cook (hated chemistry lab!) and cakes require a certain finess. So I'm hoping there is a chowhound or two out there who has a good fruit tart recipe similar to what I've described that doesn't require extremely accurate measurements. Hounds? I assume the crust was pre-baked, and I can handle the crust, but no idea about custards or how to make the fruit glaze look so pretty.....Any ideas short of buying one and pretending???:-)

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