Monday, September 27, 2010

Fruit Tart

Fruit tart is the perfect marriage because it combines the sweet taste of pastry cream with the tangy taste of fruits that goes on top of a crunch crust. To me this combination is almost like the bed for a couple ( the bed being the crust).
Strawberry goes very well with it but you could use kiwi,grapes,berries or mix it all together. This french crust is called pâte sucrée and it's very classic and used for several recipes . In order to make pâte brisée (the savory version) the only change would be to remove the sugar. With pâte brisée you can make quiches, savory tarts and even sweet recipes.

Ingredients for Crust (pâte sucrée):
200g white flour (1 1/3 cup)
1 tbsp sugar(don't add it if you are making the savory version called pâte brisée)
1/2 tsp salt
100g unsalted butter (one stick)
1 egg whisked
1 or 2 tbsp cold water(if necessary)

Ingredients for Pastry Cream:
1 1/4 cup whole milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp butter
3 eggs
8 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp vanilla
pinch on salt

Ingredients on top:
1 lb sliced strawberries
1 sachet unflavored gelatin dissolved in
1 cup of hot water
Directions: Place your unflavored gelatin in a ceramic bowl with 1 cup of water. Microwave it for about 30 sec or less ( until gelatin is dissolved) brush it on top of your fruit.

Tip: Don't forget, you have be patient to feel your dough and see if it's too dry or too moist and then add couple of tbsp of water or couple of tbsp of flour.It is important to have the consistency that allows you to roll it out using your rolling pin.

Good luck, you can all do it !


  1. RAIZA!
    Congratulations...i LOVE your blog and sense of style!

  2. Vc está ótima, amiga!!! O (único) lado ruim é não estar mais por perto pra fazer jus à minha fama! hahaha

    Estou ansiosa pela próxima!
    Um cheirinho. li

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  4. Rá! Que delíciaaa!

    Hummm... fominha...rsrsrsrs

    bjs da Lú da BA

  5. looks delicious, can't wait to try and make this recipe!

  6. I just finished using your classic tart recipe, and the outcome looks real purdy!! I substituted your strawberries for these:|fr|raspberry

    Merci Merci!!!

  7. I love your style!! Super excited I reconized you on last night fox show Master Chef. I will be cheering for you hope u go all the way!!!

  8. Oi Raiza, o que seria heavy cream? Estou ansiosa pra fazer essa receita!!!


  9. Hi. I randomly found your youtube when I was searching for a fruit tart recipe and immediately fell in love with your personality. Now I found your blog and learn you were on Masterchef! Congrats! You're amazing and so charismatic! :D I will continue to follow your blog and hope one day I can cook as good as you do!

  10. Parabéns!! Adorei seus videos.
    Vou fazer esta torta, parece ser ótima.

  11. Acabei de fazer uma, ficou linda! Vamos provar depois do jantar (: Só troquei a gelatina pra dar brilho no morango por uma geleia de frutas vermelhas dissolvida. Adoro os vídeos! beeijinhooos

  12. Olá, sou do Brasil e me confundi um pouco. O que srria heavy cream? É fácil de encontrar por aqui ou teria algo para substituir?
    Agradeço se responder,
    Adoro seu trabalho.

    1. Ola, é o creme de leite freco encontrado nas geladeiras de todos os mercados. Beijos

  13. Olá, Raiza! Eu amei a receita e vou tentar fazer. Só tenho uma dúvida: o creme de leite fresco que encontro é mais grosso (não tão líquido) e um pouco amarelado.. bem diferente do que aparece no video :( Tem algum problema?

  14. Hai, im sadida. I love all things on your website, it is lovely, super!!
    this recipe so delight, :) and i want to know, could it be a tarte tatin?