A tart is usually made up of flaky, crispy crust, a creamy filling and topped with fresh fruit. Raspberries are the perfectly baaanced sweet and tart fruit that will be in full bloom in July (available in your freezer all year). Today, May 3rd, we celebrate the Raspberry Tart. While tarts can be made savory with things like mushrooms and Gruyere or a multitude of fruits from other berries to apples and pear, today we celebrate them covered in raspberries.
Here is an easy to make Raspberry Almond Crumb Tart, a slight variation on the original with it's crumb topping and lack of creamy center, but works extremely well with frozen raspberries.
When using a crimped edge tart pan, these fancy desserts are surprisingly easy to make and come out looking like you bought them from a store every time. If you make the tart miniature size, they are called tartlets, like these Walnut Raspberry Chocolate Tarlets. Usually tarts are not for the chocolate lovers among us, but this one will is sure to please them all.
Do you have a favorite Tart?