Fresh Fruit Tartlets


Those mini fresh fruit tartlets have a sweet pastry crust that is filled with a rich hazelnut cream and topped with fresh fruit. Dust the fruit with powdered sugar before serving or glaze with apricot glaze to give the fruit a bright shiny finish.

Sweet Pastry CrustTopping
  • 250 g Pastry flour
  • 60 g Caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 125 g Butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2-3 tbsp Cold water
  • 85 g Butter, softened
  • 85 g Powdered sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 85 g Ground hazelnut
  • 8 tbsp Chantilly cream
  • Seedless grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Powdered sugar
  1. Heap the flour on a work surface and make a well. Put in butter, salt, sugar, and egg yolk. Using your fingertips, mix all the ingredients together. Add in cold water and work until the dough begins to hold together. Shape each into a ball and wrap with a plastic film and chill for half an hour.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar with a hand mixer in the bowl. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the ground hazelnut and beat until it forms a smooth paste. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease four 12cm tartlet tins with butter and sprinkle them lightly with flour. Remove the pastry from the refrigerator and divide into four equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of pastry into a 16cm circle. Line the tins with pastry and prick several times with a fork.
  4. Divide the hazelnut mixture into 4 pastry cases and smooth the top. Put the tart tins on the hot baking tray and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown. Lift the tart and base from the tin and leave on a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Spread two tablespoons of chantilly cream on top of each tartlet. Arrange the fruit on top. If desired, dust with powdered sugar before serving.

115 comments:

Vimitha Anand 4/4/11 06:24

Look so yummy and refreshing...

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Bo 4/4/11 06:49

Angie...They are beautiful...I love fresh fruit desserts!

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 4/4/11 06:54

Mmm these must be so delicious and are just as cute!

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Sharmilee! :) 4/4/11 06:55

Wow tartlets with fresh fruits is a nice idea...Looks so fresh n delicious

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Wen 4/4/11 07:04

Heart all these gorgeous looking fresh fruit tarts...

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 4/4/11 07:41

Beautiful tartlets! I love the fillling.

Cheers,

Rosa

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sangeeta 4/4/11 08:07

I love...I love...I love those fresh fruit tarts , with all those lovely fresh fruits in the picture.

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She's Cookin' 4/4/11 08:21

Angie, that first photo personifies Spring in all its freshness! I would really love either one of those luscious little tartlets :)

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maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog 4/4/11 08:25

Ooppss, i almost licked my PC's screen! Haha!

Soo pretty and luscious looking! And the filling... ooh la la!! *drool* Can you be my neighbour please?

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Min {Honest Vanilla} 4/4/11 08:47

I LOVE your presentation! The strawberry tops looks gorgeous and unique :)

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My Little Space 4/4/11 09:16

Angie, I love the pans so much! Don't know where to get them. And your tarts also look so beautiful and irresistible. Yummm.... Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.
Blessings, Kristy

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thecompletecookbook 4/4/11 09:25

What perfect tartlets! I love the fresh fruit on top.
:-) Mandy

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Anncoo 4/4/11 10:46

Angie, Those fruit tarts are very beautiful and looks so yummy with the generous fruits on top :)

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Passionate About Baking 4/4/11 12:02

Wow Angie! These fruit tarts looked really good! I love the idea of adding hazelnut to the fillings. It must be really yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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Pegasuslegend 4/4/11 12:40

I am sure everyone tells you, you should open up a gourment resturant, everything you make is perfection in presentation.. soooooo professinally done these are gorgeous!

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Lizzy 4/4/11 12:58

Beautiful tartlets...love the way you fanned out those strawberry slices...just stunning!

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Carolyn 4/4/11 13:51

Okay, I should have waited until after breakfast to view these, because now it's all I want!!!

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Belinda @zomppa 4/4/11 14:16

These are prettier than any I've seen!! You have such an artist's eye with foo.

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Shirley @ Kokken69 4/4/11 14:27

I don't think anyone can resist a good tart!

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BIG SKY CHEF 4/4/11 15:12

Excellent post... http://goo.gl/IGW4g One of my Tarts.

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 4/4/11 15:15

We just had French fruit tarts last week which were purchased from a French bakery and cafe in town. I would love to duplicate them at home! What a beautiful job you did of decorating them.

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Susi's Kochen und Backen 4/4/11 15:18

These fruit tartlets look so beautiful and would be such a wonderful and elegant dessert for a special dinner. They are perfect for spring!

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Parsley Sage 4/4/11 15:33

Angie! These look incredible! I really REALLY wish I was a baker...can you come to Cayman and make these for me?

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Priya 4/4/11 15:36

Woww wat an elegant and irresistible tartlets,feel like having that strawberry tartlets rite now..

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Sense of Home 4/4/11 15:54

Gorgeous looking fruit tarts, would love to have one for breakfast.

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 4/4/11 16:04

They are so beautiful, must be very refreshing with all those fresh fruits.

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RavieNomNoms 4/4/11 16:09

Wow, those are so gorgeous! I just want to reach into the screen and take one home with me, yum!

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Ana Rita 4/4/11 16:29

Angie ,
I don't know wich one i like the most so i'll take them all....


Kisses,
Rita

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 4/4/11 16:31

So pretty! I love the idea of the grapes. This is a perfect warm-weather treat.

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Tiffany 4/4/11 16:41

Fruit tart is my favorite dessert! And these are such beautiful ones!

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Fimère 4/4/11 17:11

un beau dessert bien gourmand et joliment présenté
bonne soirée

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Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 4/4/11 17:13

Angie, your tarlets look amazing! There are so many ways to do them, but I absolutely love your variation. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me for spring! :)

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Sweet And Crumby 4/4/11 17:33

Those tartlets are absolutely stunning. I love the grape one...how inventive and delicious looking. Your photos are gorgeous!

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Kumi 4/4/11 17:55

I love fresh fruit tartlets, and these look irresistible. I'll definitely try this recipe!

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Karen 4/4/11 18:28

I can easily see myself devouring half a dozen of those little friends! The hazelnut filling sounds divine.

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Karen 4/4/11 18:29

I can easily see myself devouring half a dozen of those amazing looking friends! The hazelnut filling sounds divine.

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aipi 4/4/11 18:42

This truly deserves 5 stars!!! Fantastic- gorgeous- mouthwatering and all that + more!!!
US Masala

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michelangelo in the kitchen 4/4/11 18:42

Wow Angie, what fun and colorful dessert you've made! This is something I could make since I love fruity desserts like these. Brilliant idea for this season. Your photos are beautiful, I have to say. Cheers!!!

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Sandra 4/4/11 19:28

Those are perfection one after another..looks extremely tasty!!!

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Indie.Tea 4/4/11 19:36

Yum! These look so cute and delicious.

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briarrose 4/4/11 20:28

Beautiful. I crave dessert with fresh fruit now. ;)

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Lisa 4/4/11 22:19

GORGEOUS fruit tarts, and your photos are so lovely and vibrant!

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Gulmohar 4/4/11 22:40

They look so elegant :-) Spring is here and it's time to grab some fresh fruits for reasons like this :-)

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Firefly@fireflyblog.org 4/4/11 23:03

I can't decide which one I want first :) I guess one of each would be the best! So yummy!

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Wilde in the Kitchen 4/4/11 23:21

Your tartlets are so cute! I love that you can make several different kinds from the same recipe, fantastic!

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lisaiscooking 5/4/11 02:17

Your tartlets are so pretty! I wouldn't be able to decide which one to eat. I'd have to taste them all.

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Reeni 5/4/11 03:32

These are precious little tartlets Angie! I can't wait for fresh berries to be in my market! Lovely.

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Pacheco Patty 5/4/11 04:07

These tarts are gorgeous, you're inspiring me to start thinking about Spring and all the wonderful fruit like strawberries that will be soon be available locally;-)

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Torviewtoronto 5/4/11 04:21

fruit tartlets looks delicious colourful

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Nammi 5/4/11 05:14

can i have the strawberry one please? :)

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Juliana 5/4/11 05:17

These little tarts look so yummie and so pretty...love it! Have a great week Angie :-)

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Ivy 5/4/11 06:18

All of them look gorgeous and scrumptious!

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Sandra 5/4/11 07:03

Congrats on top 9!!!^_^

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Tanantha 5/4/11 08:02

They are so pretty!! I wish I'm good at baking like you. I've been wanting to buy mini tartlet tints for a while. I guess it's time!

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Zurin 5/4/11 12:27

NICE!!!!! im making these! the reason it attracted me is the hazelnut filling. I have been looking for fruit tarts that are not filled with custard or cream. This is the answer that Ive been looking for . Tq Angie. :))) Beautiful tarts! Ill have to come up with more local fruits though. But local fruits arent as pretty, unfortunately, and are always huge. Ill put my thinking/cheffy cap on :)

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alwayswinner786 5/4/11 13:21

Wow! Another show stopper recipe Angie!

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Joanne 5/4/11 13:31

Oh wow these look almost too good to eat! (Almost.) That hazelnut cream...I can't get it out of my head!

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Chef Dennis 5/4/11 13:39

Angie
those tarts look delicious!! The grapes were such a nice idea,I'll have to try that next time I make a fruit tart.
Congrats on your top 9 today!
Dennis

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5 Star Foodie 5/4/11 14:41

Such scrumptious tartlets, love the fresh fruit, wonderful!

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lena 5/4/11 14:57

hi angie, these tarts look very impressive! truly beautiful. better than the ones that shown in magazines. btw, i just found out the arugula in your previous post and know that those are actually rocket leaves..i'm just thrilled to look at all your salad recipes!

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Michael Toa 5/4/11 14:59

Oh my! those tartlets look gorgeous. Such beautiful presentation as always. Simply wonderful.

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Jenn 5/4/11 15:23

Those are absolutely beautiful! The perfect spring dessert!

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 5/4/11 15:23

These fresh fruit tartlets are beautiful. Reminds me of party time. :)

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Peggy 5/4/11 15:38

These little tarts look fabulous! Definitely remind me that spring is here!

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Keri 5/4/11 16:13

Gorgeous Angie, as usual. How do you do it? Are your really some entity with a whole team of people working every day on photos, recipes, food shopping, preparation, cooking, cleaning, research, blogging, web design, writing, editing? Or are you for real? I wonder the same thing about Pioneer Woman.

Another question: is the format for your page a product of Foodbuzz? In other words, do you post everything on Foodbuzz and then here? Or is the design something you had created? I'm curious because I love how your page is set up and so user friendly. Just askin,,, Thanks Keri

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Angie's Recipes 5/4/11 16:30

@Keri
Thanks Keri :-)) for stopping by and taking time to leave me the messages. I enjoy baking and messing around in the kitchen and I do it just for fun. :-))
The blog template I use is from wordpress magazine style, with my own adjustments and lots of hacks I found through google though.

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spcookiequeen 5/4/11 16:33

Congrats on Top 9 today. I'm especially fond of the grape one. Love the small size too. Hope you have a great day.
-Gina-

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Cheah 5/4/11 17:06

They look great and so colourful with all the fresh fruits. Looking at the pictures is enough to make me drool!

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hopefull 5/4/11 17:12

hello, I am Shafriza from Sri lanka... the usual case with me is that I dont get a lot of the expensive ingriedients that are in the recipies... what I would like to know is could I substitute almond meal instead of hazelnut powder?

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A Thought For Food 5/4/11 17:23

That hazelnut cream sounds divine. I'm having trouble holding my tongue in.

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Elisabeth 5/4/11 20:34

Angie-These little tartlets are absolutely gorgeous. I need to buy some mini tart pans to make tartlets, but would not be able to step in your "shadow" of the way you make them look so tempting, artistic and divine!
Looks like spring is there, in Germany:DDD

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Sue 5/4/11 20:42

Oh my, these look absolutely beautiful and DELICIOUS! Hazelnut cream sounds divine.

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Stevie 5/4/11 20:46

"Oh my goodness" is all that I can say. These tarts look delightful! So lovely alone, the different kinds of fruit send me into an ecstacy of happiness. The hazelnut filling is inspirational. I just adore that flavor. Thanks for sharing these beauties.

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Ashlea Taylor 5/4/11 20:55

Those look amazing! I have certainly been on a tartlet kick and would love to try these filled ones. Yum.

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Cooking Gallery 5/4/11 21:07

These look awesome Angie! Good job :).

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Ananda Rajashekar 5/4/11 21:08

Oh what a visual treat, wish i could eat them just my seeing thro' the screen, beauty :)

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Angie's Recipes 5/4/11 21:25

@hopefull Yes, Shafriza, almond meal could be used instead.

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Lisa@ Tarte du Jour 5/4/11 23:00

Lovely tartlets! Congrats on the top nine. This is my kind of dessert!

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Shabitha Karthikeyan 6/4/11 00:06

Cute little tarts. Simply love anything with fresh fruits. Nice pictures too !!

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scratch-made wife 6/4/11 01:38

Wow! I'd love to take photos like you when I grow up. And I'd love to make those little tarts, too. They look so good! My parents are coming to visit soon; I'm sure they'd love a little fresh fruit treat like this. Perhaps I should start practicing my tart-making skills now! Thanks for such a beautiful and inspiring post.

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Barbara Bakes 6/4/11 02:15

Beautiful tarts and lovely pictures. Love that you kept the tops on the strawberries.

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Patty H. 6/4/11 02:46

These look awesome....I bet they taste wonderful!

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sweetlife 6/4/11 03:25

stunning angie, the perfect spring tart, love the colorful tart pans!!

sweetlife
ps, thanks for stopping by new latina, appreciate the support!!

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tigerfish 6/4/11 03:28

So perfect! So beautiful!

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Rachel 6/4/11 04:49

Oh my goodness! This looks incredible! Love it and must try this out!

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Fresh Local and Best 6/4/11 05:32

Oh these are such delightful fruit tarts!

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tinytearoom 6/4/11 13:46

the strawberry tart looks stunning. I love it!

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marla 6/4/11 14:52

These fruity tarts are gorgeous!

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Happy Go Lucky Vegan 6/4/11 14:53

What a great idea to use seedless grapes in your tartlets. So perfect for summer - can't wait to try this one!

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Mary 6/4/11 15:27

Your tarts look lovely. They are really perfect for springtime. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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Maria @ Scandi Foodie 6/4/11 20:51

They look so beautiful! I'd love one of these right now ;-)

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Only Fish Recipes 6/4/11 22:50

love these gorgeous fresh fruit tarts...has come out just perfect !

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Eva 7/4/11 03:17

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Joy 7/4/11 03:43

Oh my goodness, they look so good.

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Raina 7/4/11 03:50

These are gorgeous and they must be incredibly delicious. I would love to try them:)

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Victor 7/4/11 04:06

WOW! These are some lovely tarts! I always fear of making tart/pie dough, I always fear of turning to be hard as rock. Love it!

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grace 7/4/11 08:45

how lovely, angie! what a perfect treat with which to usher in the warmer weather. :)

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Barbara 7/4/11 14:43

Nothing spells summer more to me than a fruit tart like this one, Angie! What a super treat!

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Beth 7/4/11 14:47

I love these tartlets! And the grapes are such an unexpected touch.

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kitchen flavours 7/4/11 17:50

Wow, Angie, these wonderful tartlets looks like the one served in a five star hotel serving hi-tea! Looks absolutely delicious!

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Now Serving 7/4/11 21:21

Angie, you transport me to fruit tart paradise! the pictures are so telling of the smashing taste of these tartlets - Wish we were neighbors dear :)

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Magic of Spice 8/4/11 18:01

These are all so beautiful, I really love the one with grapes...Gorgeous!

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FOODESSA 8/4/11 22:55

As soon as I came to your home page, I soon realised there were three recipes I had missed. I had to come and comment first on my favourite part of a meal...the dessert of course!

Angie you created such incredibly pretty pastries.
Ohhh, how I wish you were knocking at my door right now ;o)

Ciao,
Claudia

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MaryMoh 12/4/11 00:14

Look so pretty and delicious....mmmm

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tasteofbeirut 14/4/11 06:34

Who could say no to such beauties!? Love them!

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Ilke 17/4/11 06:18

I am the 111th commenter and you probably are tired of hearing but these look awesome! Great base that leaves the baker with many different topping options!
Thanks for sharing!

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Pavithra 29/4/11 19:39

Hi Angie.. that tartletts looks absolutely gorgeous.. I missed so many posts.. Bit busy and getting ready for my vacation.. hardly finding time to blog hop.. will catch all ur drooling recipes soon. But for now this tartletts makes me drool literally.

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woman 14/5/11 21:17

I'll have to try this out! Great recipe - thanks for sharing some of the culinary delights!

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Ari's simple cake recipes 8/6/11 10:52

This recipe is amazing, I will make it this week!

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