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Monday, 24 September 2007

Goodbye Summer..... With a Fruit Tart

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With a nip in the air and the trees turning colour, summer is almost over.
Just time for a last summery treat - a fruit tart for my mum's birthday. Not a birthday cake I know - I still don't have an oven.

I would have liked to have done this with a sweet pastry case, but ended up melting 100g of butter and mixing it with 250g of crushed digestive biscuits, which generously lined a 10 inch tart pan.
Then I made about 3/4 of the amount of cream filling from this recipe, subbing the orange liqueur with a teaspoon of vanilla paste. This was spread evenly on the biscuit base and was left to set in the fridge while I sliced the fruit.
After layering the fruit onto the cream, I brushed a redcurrant glaze on top.
I'll be making this again, it was very successful - and a good twist on the traditional pastry base.

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M'nMs said...

I like the alternative pastry base! It sounds manageable. Making a the traditional pastry base scares me :)
Looks delicious!

Jules said...

It looks lovely and makes me wish it was summer again.

Mandy said...

like the idea of your pastry base! And that tart is so photogenic.:)I really wish I could have a slice!

Marie Rayner said...

I think you missed your calling in live. I think you should have been a Pastry Chef. You excel at baking and desserts, especially tarts! This one looks fabulous. I bet your mom was thrilled!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

What a wonderful recipe for an ode to summer.You did a beautiful job in the presentation as well. Excellente!!!

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Nic said...

M&Ms - thank you for your lovely comments. The base is easy to do and no baking involved!

Jules - thanks - and I wish it were summer too...!

Mandy - thanks! And congrats on your DMBLGIT win - your tropical cheesecake looks fantastic!

Marie - thank you! My mum loved it, but then she wouldn't say anything but...!!

Valli - thank you so much!

Jeena - thanks for stopping by, and I'll be visiting your blog tomorrow! Another food blog - Yay!!

Abitofafoodie said...

Such a gorgeous tart - stunning! I think the biscuit base sounds like a great alternative (especially if you are without oven). Quicker and such a nice texture - great idea!

Rasa Malaysia said...

What a colorful, beautiful, and delicious way to bid goodbye to summer. :)

Nic said...

Thanks Antonia and Rasa Malaysia!

Jeanne said...

What a clever (and gorgeous) way to bid farewell to the summer fruits. And I agree that the digestive buscuit crust is a great idea and really easy. When I make something less fruity and more indulgent I have been known to make a crust out of chocolate digestives...

Helen said...

What a beautiful tart! I tried my hand at it with much less pretty, but still tasty results.

Nic said...

Helen - yours looks really delicious, I like the way you put the fruit on, well done!

Parisa said...

I love fruit tarts and yours is abosultely stunning! I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog! Have a lovely day, I'm following your blog from now on :)