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A fruit tart is a dessert that consists of a pastry crust or shell filled with a sweetened fruit filling. Tarts can be served either cold or hot and are often garnished with whipped cream, ice cream, or a fruit glaze.
The earliest known recipe for a fruit tart can be found in the 1381 cookbook Le Viandier, which was written by Guillaume Tirel, also known as Taillevent. This recipe, however, did not include a crust, but simply instructed the cook to place the fruit in a dish and cover it with a sweetened syrup.
By the 16th century, recipes for tarts with pastry shells began to appear. One of the earliest known recipes was published in the 1545 book A Book of Cookrye, which included a recipe for a “Tarte of Appleis”. This recipe called for the cook to make a dough from flour, butter, eggs, and sugar, and then to line a dish with the dough before filling it with apples.
Fruit tart is a classic, delicious dessert that is fun to make. For the best results, start with a good tart dough recipe. Be sure to blind bake the tart shell until it is golden brown and cooked through. When filling the tart, use a combination of fresh and cooked fruit for the best flavor and texture. Don’t forget to add a little sugar and a splash of lemon juice to bring out the natural flavors of the fruit. For the top, use a glaze of apricot jam and sugar to give the tart a beautiful shine. Finally, be sure to serve the tart chilled for a refreshing finish.
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