• Lemon Meringue Tart

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    Could you tell yet that tarts are my favorite dessert? Well, if not, here is another one to prove it! A classic lemon meringue pie…but in a tart… with a sweet shortcrust pastry shell, a tart lemon curd, and a perfectly sweet and toasted meringue. Served cold, this is a fantastic dessert for a hot summer day, bursting with lemon-y freshness. The great thing is you can do so much with the leftover lemon curd too. I like to use it on top of pancakes or waffles for breakfast, fill cupcakes with it, or even just as it’s own dessert…

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  • Pastéis de Nata (Portuguese Custard Tarts)

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    Let’s continue our international travel through the kitchen! Last week I shared a Norwegian pastry with you guys. In continuing with our travel plans, I bring you Pasteis de Nata! These are yummy Portuguese custard tarts that are dangerously easy to eat, since they’re bite sized and made with an easy homemade puff pastry! I actually have a little bit of history with this dessert! I first tried these about a decade ago when I visited Portugal. At the time, I was definitely not into baking, and so I just enjoyed eating a couple (or 10) of these daily while…

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  • Blood Orange + Berry Tart

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    Don’t you love a great citrus season? I’d been wanting to make a bright and wonderful tart, but didn’t have enough berries since it’s a bit too early. Welcome – citrus season! The color of this tart comes out so beautifully, you barely need anything to decorate it at all. I decided to add some candied oranges to enhance it a bit. I also usually love making a shortcrust for tarts, but I wasn’t in the mood to do too much baking in the oven – so I went with a cookie crust. This would be a great dessert to…

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  • Brûléed Oranges and Ricotta Tart

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      “Orange is the happiest color” Happy January everyone! This tart is super easy to make and sooo tasty. The Crust 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup melted butter Chop graham crackers in food processor until you get smooth crumbs. Add the brown sugar and continue to process for about 30 seconds, or until the mixture is smooth. Pour this mix into a large bowl and add melted butter and mix. Use a spoon to press these into the tart pan (with removable bottom – makes everything that much easier). Bake this crust in…

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  • Persimmon Tart

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      “Life is a lot better with chocolate” Happy New Year! Sorry to have been a bit neglectful of the blog the last month. Here is a quick and easy recipe a lot of people have been asking for. Persimmons are good for your eyes, have a lot of Vitamin-C, and may also have heart healthy benefits – so eat up, in a sweet way! 🙂 The Tart 1 cup butter 2 cups flour 4 tbsp sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs, separated a bit less than 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla Beat butter in stand mixer until smooth. In…

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  • Blueberry and Raspberry Summer Fruit Tarts

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      “Happiness is a bowl of fresh berries” …or maybe a bunch of fresh berries on top of a shortcrust mini tart and creamy vanilla custard? I’ll take the latter version 😉 Here’s my favorite fruit tart recipe- hope you enjoy it as much as I do!   Shortcrust Tarts 1 cup butter 2 cups flour 4 tbsp sugar pinch of salt 2 eggs, separated a bit less than 1/4 cup water 1 tsp vanilla Beat butter in stand mixer until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt. Beat together two egg yolks with water. Add dry ingredients…

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  • Individual Key Lime Tarts

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      “Keep calm…it’s almost summer.” Yes! What kind of desserts make you think of summer? I’ll tell ya one of mine is definitely Key Lime Pie. So Key Lime Pie originates from none other than Key West, Florida. It’s a bit embarrassing but I had never actually tried the pie until I went to Key West and ordered it…and let me tell you, though nothing compares to the original, this recipe comes preeeetty close! It got rave reviews from family and friends – so I hope you like it! Since I like to make mini things, and hadn’t used my tart…

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