Tarts

We prepare the tarts in three sizes: 8, 10 or 12 inches. An 8-inch tart serves as many as 8 people; a 10-inch serves 12 to 16; a 12-inch serves 20 to 24. Of course this will vary with the circumstances (who’s cutting, who’s eating!) Ours are fairly generous estimates. Except for the Linzer, all of these tarts are baked in a crisp butter-cookie shell.

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Lemon

Lemon

Mixed Fruit

Mixed Fruit

Peach

Peach

Strawberry

Strawberry

Apple
Golden Delicious apples lightly baked in vanilla pastry cream; apricot purée glaze

Apricot
Apricot halves baked in our almond cream (toasted ground almonds dispersed in pastry cream); glaze made from apricot preserves

Kiwi Lime
Our unique blend of creams, crème de menthe, & the juice of fresh limes in a
bed of chocolate-&-almond cake crumbs; adorned with slices of kiwis & limes in whipped cream

Lemon Mousse (Tarte au Citron)
The mousse made with the juice of fresh lemons & lemon zest, covered with orange slices,
glazed with apricot purée; cool & refreshing

Linzer
A special cookie shell spiced with ground almonds, cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg,
topped with toasted shaved almonds, & filled with either apricot, blueberry, cherry,
mulberry or raspberry preserves; each blended with complementary liqueurs
such as mulberry mead, kirsch or crème de cassis

Mixed Fruit
Assorted choice fresh fruit of the season float in pastry cream on a bed of kirsch-moistened génoise

Peach
Peach halves, vanilla pastry cream, peach liqueur, peach purée glaze

Pear
Bartlett pear halves baked in a rich mixture of toasted ground almonds, rum, & pastry cream; apricot purée glaze

Pumpkin
Farm-fresh pumpkin baked with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, orange juice, lemon juice, whole eggs & cream

Raspberry
Fresh raspberries in pastry cream on a bed of génoise moistened with black raspberry liqueur; raspberry glaze

Strawberry
Choice strawberries in pastry cream on a bed of génoise moistened with kirschwasser; glaze of strawberry preserves

We also make savory tarts such as Onion, Tomato, or Pissaladière (French Pizza).