• Apricot Frangipane Tart

    by Audrey

    This Apricot Frangipane Tart is a French Summer classic, through and through. Made with ripe apricots baked in an almond frangipane over a buttery crust, it is a favorite to bake in French households during stone fruit season. The nutty and creamy texture of the Frangipane filling is so satisfying and perfectly complements the sweet tartness of the apricots. Top this tart with a light dusting of icing sugar, and it will look straight out of a bakery. 

  • Lemon-Lime Basil Tart

    by Audrey

    This Lemon-Lime Basil Tart is a summer twist on my Classic French Tarte au Citron, which is one of the most popular recipes on this blog. The basil infused lime filling tastes both fresh and creamy, and is the perfect pairing to a crisp buttery pâte sucrée, made the true French way. This Tart is perfectly zesty, not too sweet, and makes for a refreshing dessert on a hot Summer day.

  • Spring is here, and we are embracing a timeless basic today – the Classic French Strawberry Tart, known in French as “Tarte aux Fraises”. This traditional French dessert combines a buttery pastry crust with juicy ripe strawberries arranged on a layer of velvety crème pâtissière. Come Spring and strawberry season, you will find this tart in almost every boulangeries (bakeries) in France. This is a no-fuss tart that looks fabulous with a brushing of apricot glaze on the strawberries for a pretty sheen.

  • Raspberry Pistachio Frangipane Tart

    by Audrey

    Nothing screams mid-Summer louder than a vibrant Raspberry Tart, don’t you agree? And this couldn’t be any truer in France where you’ll find Classic Raspberry Tarts with Crème Patissiere (vanilla cream) grazing most French bakery stalls all throughout the Summer. Inspired by the latter, today’s dessert includes a layer of pistachio Frangipane instead of the classic Crème Patissiere. The creamy pistachio and almond filling (pistachio frangipane) brings richness and nuttiness that makes it a perfect canvas for fresh, seasonal raspberries. I often say it, but this dessert is far more…

  • Spiced Berry Jalousie Tart

    by Audrey

    If you’re as fond of flaky pies bursting with fruits as I am, you’re in for a treat! This Jalousie Tart is named after its slatted puff-pastry top that allows the fruit filling to peek through, reminiscent of Jalousie shutters. In this lovely Spring variation, the crisp buttery puff-pastry encompasses an irresistible spiced berry filling bursting with sweetness and zing.

  • Classic French Lemon Tart (Tarte au Citron)

    by Audrey

    A crisp buttery crust with a smooth tangy lemon custard. That is all you need to recreate this utterly iconic French dessert: a Classic French Lemon Tart. A must to have in your baking repertoire as a French host(ess). This is a perfect dessert to transition from Winter to Spring. It’s bright and sunny, while still making the best of these citrusy winter fruits. Unlike common perceptions, a classic French Lemon Tart (Tarte au Citron) does not traditionally feature a meringue top. Of course, you can find both versions in…

  • Classic Tarte Tatin

    by Audrey

    As apple tarts go in France, I don’t think you’ll find more iconic than the classic Tarte Tatin. This tart of caramelized apples and crisp buttery crust turned upside-down, is an icon of French cuisine and a must to have in your baking repertoire as a French host(ess). But don’t be confused, a Tarte Tatin is not French for apple tart. A Tarte Tartin is in fact a very particular kind of French apple tart. As the rumor goes, The Classic Tarte Tatin was likely invented in the 20th century…

  • Chez Panisse Almond Caramel Tart

    by Audrey

    Although French baking is kind of my playground, I enjoy taking on a challenge once in a while. And this week, I decided it was time for me to tackle the infamous Chez Panisse Almond Caramel Tart.

  • Dark Chocolate Honey Mustard Tart

    by Audrey

    Who knew that dark chocolate and honey mustard were a match made in heaven? The addition of honey mustard to this dark chocolate tart (in both the crust and the filling) brings out the sweetness of it all, in a very surprising, but elegant way. Best of all, it’s truly addictive!

  • Tomato Trio and Dijon Mustard Tart

    by Audrey

    This Tomato Trio and Dijon Mustard Tart is effortlessly delicious, and a true ode to fresh, juicy, sun-ripe tomatoes. A favorite late-summer French classic! As I was saying on my last Instagram post, this Tomato Trio and Dijon Mustard Tart was one the first savory dishes I ever learned to make, as a child in France (and I am sure this is the case for a lot of French kids). Since then, it remained as one of my favorite summer tarts to create. When late summer peaks and tomatoes are…

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