Freeform Summer Fruit Tartlets

From Summer Fruit Desserts

Freeform Summer Fruit Tartlets

Why This Recipe Works

We developed our free-form tart recipe as a quick alternative to pie. For the flakiest pastry, we turned to a French technique in pastry making called fraisage, in which the dough is smeared with the heel of your hand, spreading the butter ...

Why This Recipe Works

We developed our free-form tart recipe as a quick alternative to pie. For the flakiest pastry, we turned to a French technique in pastry making called fraisage, in which the dough is smeared with the heel of your hand, spreading the butter pieces into long, thin streaks between skeletal layers of flour and water. The dough is then lifted up and back over the fruit (the center of the tart remains exposed) and loosely pleated to allow for shrinkage. The bright summer fruit needed only the simple addition of sugar, 3 to 5 tablespoons depending on the type of fruit.

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Summer Fruit DessertsSeason 6, Ep. 622

Summer desserts are all about fruit. As inviting as an icy wedge of watermelon or a bowl of sweet berries can be, there's something about baked fruit desserts that we can't resist. In this episode we ...