Iâ€™m a sucker for French pastries, especially tarts covered in piles of juicy fruit. This is my simple, fresh version that you can whip up in 5 minutes. Adjust the sweetness in the crust and filling to taste and change out the fruit depending on whatâ€™s at the farmersâ€™ market.
Yield: 2 4-inch tartlets
- 2 tablespoons honey or real maple syrup
- 1 cupÂ Fromage Facile
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
- 1/2 cup roasted and salted almonds
- 1/4 cup juicy medjool dates, pitted
- 1 cup total berries, chopped melon, peaches, and/or plums
- 1 tablespoon orange marmalade or honey (optional, for shiny fruit)
Mix honey or real maple syrup with Fromage Facile. ThenÂ fancy it up with any spices you enjoy: cinnamon, nutmeg, et cetera.
Use a food processor to coarsely crush the almonds and 1/4 cup pitted medjool dates. The crust mix should appear crumbly but stay formed when squeezed. If necessary, add another date to help form the crust. Press crust evenly into two 4-inch pans. Spread cheese filling over the crusts.
Decorate the tarts with fruit and dot them with the marmalade or honey.
Your tart is ready to eat right awayâ€”or chill it for half an hour so that it slices neatly.
Recipe excerpted from One-Hour Cheese (2014) with permission of Workman Publishing.