Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Classic Fruit Tart

Tuesdays with Dorie Dorie Greenspan classic fruit tart on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Baking Chez Moi – is a classic French dessert and one of my favourites. Sweet shortcrust pastry, crème pâtissière and fresh fruit, sometimes glazed, sometimes just dusted with icing sugar. I mean I love this recipe and dessert so much that there is a strawberry tart recipe in my upcoming cookbook:

Tarte aux fraises from In the French kitchen with kids on eatlivetravelwrite.comPhoto by Kyla Zanardi, styling by Dara Sutin. From In the French kitchen with kids by Mardi Michels – hey that’s me!

I regularly teach this recipe in my (adult and child) classes.

Mini strawberry fruit tarts on eatlivetravelwrite.com(minified, of course!)

Dorie’s recipe is more a formula than a recipe – though both the pastry and crème pâtissière recipes are in the book, once you know how to make both and you have access to fresh berries, the sky’s the limit in terms of what you combinations you can make.

For once, I didn’t minify this recipe because I knew I had company coming and a large tart wouldn’t go to waste or be too much to eat for two people – it’s actually been a while since I made a full-sized dessert!

Dorie Greenspan classic fruit tart on eatlivetravelwrite.comI was totally planning on glazing this but by the time it was dessert time, it just felt like too much work (PSA: it isn’t too much work, but in the middle of an excellent dinner with friends, I didn’t want to be stuck in the kitchen fussing…). Icing sugar to the rescue!

Baking Chez Moi Dorie Greenspan classic fruit tart on eatlivetravelwrite.comHonestly? I could eat this every day. Looks so fancy (would look even fancier if I had taken more care with my berries) but is actually SO easy to make. The kind of dessert we all love!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Classic Fruit Tart on page 151 of Baking Chez Moi.

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Tuesdays with Dorie participants don’t publish the recipes on our blogs, so you’re encouraged to purchase Baking Chez Moi for yourself which you can do on Amazon (this link should bring you to the Amazon store in your country) or for free worldwide shipping, buy from The Book Depository. Then join us, baking our way through the book!




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MY BOOK! In the French kitchen with kids releases July 31, 2018! Click here for pre-order details!

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6 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Baking Chez Moi): Classic Fruit Tart”

  1. I love that you put this strawberry tart in your cookbook. We loved this tart and would definitely make it again. I always have time for one of Dorie’s tarts.


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