Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cherry Crumb Tart ~ Baking Chez Moi

Per Nana ~
This week's selection for "Baking Chez Moi" is a delicious Cherry Crumb Tart. 
 I couldn't believe that the cherries were so gorgeous in the market just when
 I needed them. Hubby loves cherries so I knew he would love this tart. 
I prepared the sweet tart pastry and gave it a quick freeze 
while I pitted the cherries.  A messy job for sure.....

For the filling I substituted a package of almond flavored pie filling that 
was purchased on one of my travel adventures. It worked well with the
 fruit and had a delicious taste.  Almond filling is a favorite of mine. 
I made the streusel per the instructions but it did not get as 
clumpy as I had hoped, or as dark, but it was good all the same. 
We enjoyed the cherry tart although I personally picked out the fruit because it is 
not a favorite (hubby got the extra share) -  but the rest of the tart was delicious.
Per Tricia ~
No one should be surprised that I subbed out blackberries, the "gift 
that just keeps giving" from my yard, for cherries in this tart. 
While my family was simply pleased the results tasted great, 
I was delighted to find a new use for the berries...
Knowing how sweet Dorie's crust is I chose not to add sugar to the tart blackberries. 
 I took 3/4 of a pound and whirled them through the Cuisinart and then finished 
with last quarter pound 1/4 of the berries whole. After preparing the filling with 
almond flour I spread the berry paste on top and then put on the whole berries. 
As per the recipe, this was baked for about 40 minutes and then the streusel 
was added and it went back in for another 35. My husband kept raving about 
how delicious it was. Not sure we have ever met a recipe involving streusel that 
we didn't like -  the crumb topping really took this tart over the edge. 
My son said it was the best dessert he's had in a long time, proclaiming 
it "outstanding". Wow. My goal was simply use up some of the berries :)

 The "Baking Chez Moi" success story continues ~