Monday, May 09, 2011

honey & jam tarts

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Oh, sweet Spring. I am so in love with you. Your warm days and cool nights, bright green leaves and colorful blooms. Could anything be better? I’m don’t think so.


honey & jam tarts

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Lately, my evenings have been filled with picnics & trips to the park, time spent savoring the longer days. We’ve been slowly harvesting strawberries from our strawberry patches, making spring even more sweet.

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Those strawberries certainly inspired this tart in part, and I thought it would be fun to bake something inspired by my blog name, which I’ve never done before.


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These tarts are so simple, and easily adaptable to your taste. The base is full of honey, the flavor comes through nicely. Here, I’ve use a lovely strawberry & black pepper jam the folks at The East India Company were kind enough to send me. You could use any flavor you’d like, though.

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honey & jam tarts
crust recipe adapted from Bon Appétit
make 3 small tarts


1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 cup honey
2 large egg yolks
jam of your choice
fruit of your choice

For crust:
Mix flour, sugar,and salt in processor. Add butter; using on/off turns, process until mixture resembles coarse meal. Whisk honey,and yolks in bowl. Add honey mixture to flour mixture; using on/off turns, process until clumps form. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic; chill 1 hour.

Roll dough out on floured surface to 12-inch round. Transfer to 10-inch tart pan (or three individual sized tart pans) with removable bottom. Press dough onto bottom and up sides of pan. Fold overhang in; press to form double layer. Cover and chill 30 minutes or up to 1 day.

Preheat the oven to 350. Remove tart pans from fridge, spread a layer of jam into the bottom. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool, top with fresh fruit.

Enjoy!

64 comments:

  1. As always, this looks absolutely beautiful and delicious!

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  2. Strawberries are such a welcome sight in spring.

    ~Brenda

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  3. Mini tarts are about the cutest thing on the planet and you captured them so beautifully! Glad you're taking full advantage of the longer days. It's a good reminder to take it all in.

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  4. Love love love that this makes 3 tarts! So romantic! :D

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  5. I love tarts, they are one of my favorite ways to enjoy dessert- these look positively spring like!

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  6. Here is late. So late. And I- almost in the middle of the night when I know I should go to bed- stay opposite of the screen and dream about your tarts.. I haven't eaten strawberies in these season. It's time to change it! To look for them tomorrow!
    Wonderful!

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  7. YUM! These look incredible, love spring time for the strawberries alone :)

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  8. Looks absolutely delicious and perfect for spring!

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  9. What a unique tart with the honey crust and black pepper strawberry jam! Thanks for sharing the recipe and lovely photos. Totally inspired!

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  10. so pretty. you make food look even better. :)

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  11. I love your photos. You have quite the talent my dear!

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  12. Those tarts are looking so yummy. Great pictures!

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  13. Those are so adorable!!! Beautiful pictures!

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  14. Strawberry black pepper jam?! Sweet with a bit of kick, I suppose? Beautiful tarts, really. I can't wait for strawberry season :)

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  15. most fabulous! thanks for pointing me to two of my favorite flavors together. strawberries and black pepper! strawberries are also great with a bit of sugar and balsamic vinegar!

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  16. Lovely! :))) Such a beautiful morning, thank you :-)

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  17. Oh, Hannah. This looks so perfect for an early summer treat. And your photographs never stop amazing me!

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  18. Beautiful pictures, they are amazing! Spring is the best season, nobody can deny it. I'm so happy I met your blog a couple o f weeks ago, it's so full of eye candy!

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  19. Great pictures!! These tarts look so yummy. Thanks for the recipe. Spring is great for picnics, and I'm certainly glad you had yours to enjoy.:-)

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  20. Yum! I'm jealous of all you northern hemisphere folks! Here winter has nearly arrived - shorter days and cool nights - the opposite of your post! But I can feel the sunshine and warmth in these tarts - they look divine. Thanks for a little bit of spring!

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  21. OMG.. I feel so hungry now. I want the strawberries tarts! :D

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  22. Lucky you to have strawberry patches! I had one at my childhood home and the beautiful strawberries in your photos reminded me of that. Gorgeous!

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  23. Yum! I think that wraps my thoughts up :)

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  24. HI,
    Thanks is looking delicious. Really very nice concept..

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  25. yumm this tartelette is very eautiful. I would to eat one!

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  26. Your photos are so enticing, Hannah! I don't think I've ever made a tart with honey and I'm loving this recipe.

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  27. Adding to my MUST TRY pile!!!! great as always, Hannah!!!!

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  28. Simple and gorgeous. Just the way food should be!

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  29. very simple and elegant! Great dessert!

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  30. I love tarts and strawberries !! This is perfect!

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  31. These are so simple and beautiful... Just love all of the photos, too! :)

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  32. Oh my goodness this looks divine! I have this fresh orange marmalade that a friend made out of oranges from the tree in their yard. Any thoughts on what I could substitute the strawberries for?

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  33. Hannah, these look delish! And easy-to-make, so it's right up my alley ;)

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  34. The strawberries you harvested look really beautiful. I'm envious! (:

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  35. Perfect. I am working on red, white and blue desserts for some holiday parties, love that this fits and has a twist. Thanks.

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  36. Oh these look absolutely amazing! MMM.....strawberries in summertime. Such a good combo!
    alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  37. Hannah,

    You take the most beautiful pictures. I love how you capture a sense of place with your food. I want to just sit at a picnic table in the sun with some iced tea, good company, and delicious honey and jam tarts.

    Nice work.

    Cheers!

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  38. This sounds delicious and it has so made me want to have jam tarts right now :-)

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  39. That looks decidedly sexy! I'd be sharing that with a loved one for sure. Followed with some high class bubble.

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  40. Your tarts and pictures absolutely make my mouth water! I'll have to try these next time I can get strawberries at the market.

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  41. we love strawberry tarts spread with lemon curd underneath. and cannot wait for our own little green nubs to turn red, soon as the rain stops!

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  42. cutest tarts!! your photography is beautiful as always :) i wish its strawbs season here too...i think if i could, i would eat all the strawberries in the world. prob not possible but id like to try :P

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  43. I love how pretty those little berries look in the tart. Yum!

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  44. oh my god, i just fell in love with your blog! you gave me so much inspiration, thank you! and pictures are amazing too.

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  45. I'm giddy with excitement over this post! I'm growing strawberries this year and the first hint of red has shown through the bright green leaves - spring has sprung and I'm ready for berries. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration - strawberry tarts... my mouth is watering. :)

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  46. Love your work Hannah. Your photography is inspiring and your food makes me hungry.
    The tarts are really beautiful.

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  47. How gorgeous they are!

    Almost too pretty to eat...

    Almost.....

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  48. Awesome, I love strawberries and that recipe definitely inspired me for making some mini tarts.

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  49. I included this recipe on my top ten summer recipes list: http://thegirlwriter.blogspot.com/2011/05/top-10-summer-recipes.html

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  50. Our strawberry plants are covered with blooms. Soon we will enjoy the fruits. I love strawberries. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. Hugs!

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