More Easy Fruit Tarts

In a desperate (and transparent) attempt to avoid making  more jam with my remaining leftover apricots, I decided that more tarts were in order. (I mean, I love me some jam, but it is just too hot!) While prepping the tarts, I wondered why I had never made this recipe with fruits other than apricots.  With a simple reach over to the fruit bowl, I grabbed a pear and a nectarine, and decided to give it a try. And voila! So simple and easy. I took the same sized circles of puff pastry (my stemless martini glasses make the perfect sized stencil), added about a tablespoon of cinnamon sugar to the center of each, gave them a sprinkling of freshly grated nutmeg, and topped two with sliced nectarines, and two with pear halves (which I peeled, cored, and sliced, keeping the stem end intact). I gave each an extra little sprinkling of cinnamon sugar on top, and into the 400º oven they went for 20-25 minutes until they were golden brown and puffed. Brush the baked tarts with a generous amount of hot, strained apricot jam, and you have the easiest “fancy” fake out dessert in the world. I had never thought of it before, but as a reader suggested, these would also make a delicious breakfast pastry. I mean, who wouldn’t love waking up to one of these? Happy Eating!

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12 responses to “More Easy Fruit Tarts

  1. Yeah, these are kinda amazing. You can even go one fake-out-fancy step further and use a lattice docker to score another round of puff pastry and put a little ‘cage’ on top! I keep meaning to do up some jam, but the heat is just too much. Maybe we’ll just have pear jam this year, lol.

  2. Just lovely. Great blog. Thanks for sharing.

  3. those are beautiful pastries!! I would love to have one for breakfast!

  4. Wow, these are so beautiful. It’s hard to believe it’s as easy to make as you say!

  5. Oh wow these are stunning and easy at the same time! The perfect combo as far as I am concerned. :)

  6. Joy

    That looks so lovely. I am always looking for a simplier recipe.

  7. Rose

    Great photos…and recipe couldn’t be simpler! I usually have puff pastry on hand and am always on the lookout for different recipes!

  8. Nan

    Beautiful and it sounds so easy. I have to try this.

  9. So creative. They look beautiful, I think you have outdone yourself.

  10. These look sooo delicious! Wow! I’m having a party soon and I might just make some for guests… they sound too easy not to.

    Btw, stemless martini glasses, you say? How on earth do they stand up?

  11. they look so beautiful !!
    I will make them !!
    ciao Anna

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