Lemon Strawberry Tart

Straw­ber­ry tart is a clas­sic French dessert, and it is so deli­cious! There are many dif­fer­ent fill­ings, the most com­mon being the clas­sic pas­try cream (see my recipe here), but some­times it’s fun to try some­thing new, like a lemon curd fill­ing! I Straw­ber­ries and lemon are deli­cious togeth­er, and make for a fun deli­cious […]

Zucchini Tart

This Zuc­chi­ni Tart is an easy every­day tart that com­bines the fla­vors of fresh zuc­chi­ni with goat cheese and mint. Though zuc­chi­ni and goat cheese is a com­mon com­bi­na­tion, mint is less so, but as it turns out, mint goes incred­i­bly well with it! I love how the mint gives a fun unex­pect­ed twist to […]

Rhubarb Tart

For a long time now, I have been hear­ing amaz­ing things about the rhubarb tart by French pas­try chef Philippe Con­tici­ni. This tart is sup­posed to be THE tart that will make you love rhubarb. It is filled with sweet­ly stewed rhubarb that sits atop a thin lay­er of almond paste, and is cov­ered with […]

Onion Tarte Tatin (Upside-down Tart)

This Onion Tarte Tatin is a fun way to make an onion tart, apply­ing the tra­di­tion­al apple tarte tatin tech­nique to onions. The idea is to cook the onions in a skil­let on low heat, with the sweet fla­vors of hon­ey and cin­na­mon, along with nut­meg, pep­per, and bal­sam­ic vine­gar to top it off. Then, […]

Tarte au Sucre (Sugar Pie)

Tarte au Sucre is a spe­cial­i­ty from North­ern France, the city of Lille and its sur­round­ings. Though it is called a tart, it is more akin to a sweet pas­try. It ressem­bles a brioche with a sug­ary creamy fill­ing. Tarte au Sucre is very much sweet com­fort food, a very com­fort­ing note to the end […]

Chocolate Tart

This Choco­late Tart is a French clas­sic. It is deli­cious, and quite easy to make. The per­fect dessert for choco­late lovers!   A few notes about the recipe Though you could use heavy whip­ping cream, I decid­ed to use sour cream for the choco­late fill­ing. It turned out deli­cious. Since this dessert is a tart, […]

Pear Tart (Tarte Bourdaloue)

I love this deli­cious pear tart filled with a sweet almond paste. It is one of my favorite French desserts! The tart was invent­ed in a pas­try shop on Bourdaloue street in Paris, hence the name Tarte Bourdaloue. This French clas­sic is absolute­ly deli­cious! Recipe I tried many recipes for the Tarte Bourdaloue, and my […]

Pretty Apple Rose Tarts

These pret­ty apple rose tarts are so beau­ti­ful, they look like ros­es! But don’t be fool by their appear­ance, they are actu­al­ly easy to make once you know the tech­nique. And the result is impres­sive: deli­cious, and beau­ti­ful! Just made them for my in-laws, and they were so impressed! You can eas­i­ly learn to make […]

Cherry Tart à l’Alsacienne

With Thanks­giv­ing com­ing up, I thought it would be per­fect tim­ing to share a French ver­sion of a Cher­ry Pie: a Cher­ry Tart from the region of Alsace (East of France), hence the name “à l’al­sa­ci­enne”. In Alsace, it is cus­tom­ary to add a creamy mix­ture to fruit tarts. The creamy mix­ture goes par­tic­u­lar­ly well […]

Sun Tart à la Provençale

This is anoth­er way of mak­ing a “tarte soleil”, a.k.a. sun­burst tart, with puff pas­try (see the oth­er tarte soleil here). In this sun tart à la provençale, the rays of the sun are cov­er­ing the tart’s fill­ing. It looks beau­ti­ful, and it tastes even bet­ter! This tart uses fla­vors from the region of Provence, hence […]

French Crunchy Almond Tart

This deli­cious French crunchy almond tart is very easy-to-make, and sure to please all almond lovers! It is very sweet, and crunchy like a very sweet gra­nola bar, but with almonds only. Prepa­ra­tion is a breeze and bak­ing time is only 15 min­utes! It does not get much eas­i­er to make a French dessert that […]

Tarte Fleur (Flower Tart)

This tart looks so pret­ty! As soon as I saw it, want­ed to make it! And it tastes as good as it looks! Appro­pri­ate­ly named “tarte fleur,” which means flower tart in French, this savory tart con­sists of thin slices of veg­eta­bles and pro­sciut­to, arranged in the shape of a flower. What a beau­ti­ful way […]

Delicious French Pistachio-Raspberry Tart

Last Sum­mer, I had lunch with a friend in a café in Paris. For dessert, we ordered pis­­ta­­chio-rasp­ber­ry tartelettes, and they were SO deli­cious! Since then, I have been look­ing for a recipe to make the same pis­­ta­­chio-rasp­ber­ry tartelettes at home. I final­ly found a great recipe, I made it, and it tastes just like […]

Easy and Fun Tarte Soleil (Sunburst Tart)

The Tarte Soleil may look intim­i­dat­ing at first, but it is actu­al­ly very easy to make! Like the toma­to tart, this is one of these every­day tarts with end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. It looks like a beau­ti­ful sun­burst, which is so fun! Per­fect for a par­ty as your guests can just pull out their own “ray of […]

French Apple Tart

Apple tart is one of these well-known tra­di­tion­al French desserts. There are so many ways to make a deli­cious French apple tart. There is the famous Tarte Tatin (an upside-down tart), and the well-known apple tart from the region of Nor­mandy (a reg­u­lar apple tart with a creamy fill­ing), and every­thing in-between. Today, I am […]

French Lemon Meringue Tart

The Lemon Meringue Tart is such a deli­cious French dessert, I just had to find the per­fect recipe! After try­ing mul­ti­ple recipes, I found a deli­cious one: not too sweet, not too lemo­ny, just the right com­bi­na­tion of fla­vors!

Everyday Tomato Tart

Toma­to tart is one of these every­day meals that is so com­mon at the din­ner table of most fam­i­lies in France. The rea­son is that it is very easy to make, requires very few ingre­di­ents, and pleas­es every­one, includ­ing kids. Every French Mom I know has her own ver­sion of the toma­to tart, and vari­a­tions […]