It turns out that this golden hued tart is the perfect dessert to serve for an autumn dinner or brunch. The rich, almondy cream filling and tender, sweet pears are a delicious combination that will make every around your table come back for more.
It’s really all my mother’s fault. About eighteen months ago she called to tell me about a dessert that friends had brought to her house for a dinner party. She raved about the flavor, the texture and the beautiful color. What was all the fuss about? A cherry frangipane tart. She was practically swooning. And then the punch line: maybe you could make one? Well, I found out that there are a lot of interpretations of frangipane in the […]
Been quite a winter. I’ve made savory soups and stews, succulent short ribs, pan after pan of roasted root vegetables, butternut squash risotto and cheese grits with applewood smoked bacon (yeah, the grits were fabulous). Then all of a sudden this week I started to yearn for a little sunshine on my plate. There are days in the dead of winter when we all need a little brightening up. I was looking for blue sky, cheerful colors and smiling faces. […]