Tuesday, June 9, 2009

TWD - Parisian Raspberry and Peach Tartlets



This week's Tuesdays with Dorie pick is the easiest one to date. I can't imagine an easier dessert, nor one more simply elegant.

I made this to serve with next week's Honey Peach Ice Cream, and as a result, I bought peaches instead of apples. They're in season now, and they speak to me of warmer weather with hints of summer's coming bounties. The recipe calls for placing your fruit on a round of puff pastry, sprinkling it with some brown sugar, dotting with butter and baking. That's it. Let it cool, serve it with ice cream, or just a spoon. Sharing, while possible, is difficult with a precious little pastry that oozes with butter and has hints of caramel where the sugar burns along the edges.

The peach tartlet was delicious, but the raspberry one I made as an afterthought, indulging an unexplained silent urging from the berries in my fridge, was the sleeper hit. The berries weren't heavy enough to weigh down the pastry and it puffed up as it baked, tumbling the ruby jewels to the baking sheet. They scooped up just fine and topped with the ice cream melting into the mess of recovered berries, this dessert was as satisfying as simple perfection can be.


My thanks go out to Jessica of My Baking Heart for choosing this special recipe for us this week. If you'd like the recipe, check out Jessica's blog. And then go shopping for the fruit that speaks to you, and some puff pastry to adorn with it.

28 comments:

Cakelaw said...

These are lovely Leslie. I think both flavours would be good, and raspberries nay which way are fine with me - I love them.

isa said...

Peach and rasberry - how delicious.
Your tartlets looks perfect!
Nicely done!

Sabrina said...

I love that you used Raspberries! Next time, I'm going to try that! Beautiful job!

Jessica said...

Peaches and raspberries are a match made in heaven, as far as I'm concerned. What a delightful tartlet. Haven't made this yet but I'm going to have one for dessert tonight!

Marthe said...

Raspberry and peach sound like a really good combination!!

vibi said...

Nicely done Leslie... and with a mountain of raspeberries! Yum... how could anyone ask for more! WOW!

spike. said...

I love peaches and raspberries together! Nice work

Clivia said...

Great photo of the ice cream melting over the yummy tartlet! Well done.

Pollyanna said...

I LOVE your variations! Raspberry looks like a lovely way to go.

dharmagirl said...

i love the idea of raspberries in this pastry shell...delicious! thanks for the inspiration:) and great idea to multi-task with the honey peach ice cream. i should've done that too:)

Karen said...

mmmmm raspberries are so good in anything! Glad they were a hit!

Tracey said...

I love both of your variations on the tartlets! The raspberries sound so good - I can't wait until they're in season here!

bakingwiththeboys said...

I made one with a few leftover cherries and it was a sleeper hit as well. these look fabulous!

lasinthekitchen said...

Both of your Parisian Tartlets look amazing! The raspberry one looks soo juicy and it looks like a great pairing with the Honey-Peach Ice Cream!

Hornedfroggy said...

Mmmmm, raspberries... I'll have to try those next time! :) Thanks for baking with me this week!!

jillbert said...

Oh my gosh, the raspberry tartlet with the ice cream looks so delicious!

Amber Marie said...

I was wondering how berries would work. Glad it was a hit! I want to try blackberries soon.

Pamela said...

The raspberries sound like a wonderfully good idea. As long as it tasted good, right? Great job!

margot said...

They look great! I'm happy to get a preview of the peach ice cream; I'm so impressed with you bakers(or in this case ice cream maker) who are organized enough to make TWD recipes in advance.

Jaime said...

wow those really puffed up! yum

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

What a great combination! Both look amazing! Simple perfection is the best kind!!

Megan said...

The peaches spoke to you? I'd be a little afraid.....

Just kidding - it was a terrific choice of fruit, and I really liked the simplicity of this as well.

Teanna DiMicco said...

Oh the raspberry one looks SO GOOD!!!!!! AMAZING!

AmyRuth said...

OMG those look so delicious. I love raspberries and peaches! Probably my favorite especially from the farmers market.
AmyRuth

Kayte said...

Perfect pairings! I never thought about the weight of the berries allowing the puff pastry to puff more...what a great idea! I will try that soon, thanks. Yours look absolutely gorgeous.

Carol Peterman said...

I love how these work great with whatever you happen to have on hand. They look beautiful.

PheMom said...

Hmmm... I wondered what would happen with the berries. I'll bet it was still yummy!

Jenn H (formerly TourGuideJenn) said...

I agree - these were simple and delicious. Love how your afterthought turned out so yummy!