I love the fresh fruits of summer, and on a recent trip to a popular warehouse store I bought a large container of apricots and a couple of large containers of blueberries. Combined with a bumper crop of tiny new strawberries that I picked from my backyard bushes I decided that it would be nice to use them in a fruit tart.
My New York City backyard is minuscule, and composed of a wooden deck and cement, so the frustrated farmer in me has to be content to grow things in portable flower pots. I grow peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, herbs, and even raspberries and a fig tree in flower pots! My strawberry plants grow in rectangular flower boxes so they can spread out their runners as they like to do. The strawberries I harvest are small. but very tasty!
For the crust:
The almond crust was very light and had soft cookie consistency, and held its shape very well when cut. The almond paste filling held the fruit in place well and gave the tart a hint of almond flavor. The gelatin jam topping gave the fruit an extra sweetness and pretty glaze. All in all it was a delicious tart, and one I'll be making often this summer with a variety of fresh fruits and berries.I'm adding this post to the "Foodie Friday" event at Rattlebridge Farm, the "Seasonal Sunday" event at The Tablescaper, and "Mosaic Monday" at the Little Red House. Thanks to all the blog hosts!
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