Alsatian Fruit Tart

Tarte Alsacienne aux Fruits

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

French Classics Made Easy

French Classics Made Easy

By Richard Grausman

Published 2011

  • About

ALSACE is an area of France that produces a great variety of fruit. Fruit tarts from this area include a custard made with flour, eggs, and heavy cream—they are sort of a fruit quiche. The custard holds the fruit in place when cut, which makes serving this tart very easy. I have generally found these tarts to be a bit too heavy and rich for my taste, and rather rustic looking. In the recipe that follows, I have lightened the texture of the custard by using powdered almonds in place of some