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Monday, July 2, 2012

ABC- Classic Fruit Tart

This months challenge comes from "The Weekend Baker" by Abigail Johnson Dodge

Pan from target
I have no experience what so ever in making tarts. In fact, I didnt even own a pan so I headed to target to pick up a tart pan with removable bottom. Pretty orange color :) I had so many questions about the pan alone! The bottom removable part, which way does it go since its not completely flat and has a little rim around the edge. I baked mine edge up but thinking I failed on it.

I did bake mine in steps and did most ahead of time. I decided to triple the recipe so I could share and bring the tart to family for the 4th of July. The plan was to make 2 full tarts and some tart-lettes. Maybe my pan was bigger than most? I used 1 1/2 dough on my pan. I ended up with 1 full tart and 4 tartlettes and about 1 batch of crust left. Almost all my filling went in the one pan itself. Glad I tripled it just to cover the pan :)

So glad I read the other ladies reviews! I did roll mine flat in pieces and then used a bench scraper to scoop up in sections and then pressed evenly into pans. I am not confident I could have gotten the entire crust up in one piece. I can see where a person would be aggrivated trying to get it all in one but results were amazing! So different from a standard pie crust.


I thought once assemble it turned out just gorgeous! I was actually proud of myself. Iv never made anything like this and it turn out so pretty.

The tartlettes are so adorable! I couldnt help but be impressed by them. You could really jazz up each individual tart by customizing it to the person preference. Seems your options could be endless with so many fruits in season right now.

My family really enjoyed the dessert. It was so pretty before I cut into it :) Once I did things just starting running together which is why I think I prefer the tartlettes. They seem to stay pretty once served. I always dread that first cut anyways. I cant ever get that first one out with out destroying it completely! Great recipe. I think I would make again if I had a special event and time.

*** My tart bottom was upside down :( That may be why my crust crumbled when I cut into it. Plus when I lifted the tart came up but didnt wanna slide off the bottom part. My first tart and it was an experience with errors. Next time ill be pro right?

Thanks Ladies!



  1. Your tarts turned out really pretty Becca! I really like the tart pan that you used coz it has higher sides so you can put more filling! The tartlets look really cute too :-)

  2. Your tarts (in all sizes) look very pretty. Wish that I fill my tart too with all these summery fruits.

    Just realise that you are new to blogging! Welcome to the blogging world. Happy to follow your blog and look forward to bake along with you via ABC :D

  3. Great job, Becca. Definitely doesn't look like the work of a first-timer :o) The big tart looks beautiful and colorful and the tartlets are super cute! I'm glad your first ABC project went well. Looking forward to your future ABC posts!! Happy 4th of July!

  4. Wow! That is gorgeous! Love the little tartlettes too!

  5. nice pan u got, I love it :) beautiful looking tarts :)

  6. Lovely bake, Becca! You did a very good job, being the first time! Glad to see you in ABC! I have not made this yet, looking forward to it!

  7. Very nice results, Becca. Especially for baking a tart for the first time.