Thursday, February 24, 2011

Grape Tarts

Having a dinner party or a few friends over? I have an easy no fuss
recipe that will impress without breaking a sweat! I adore warm
grapes and puff pastry! You can serve this with a dollop of fresh
whip cream. Enjoy!

Grape Tarts
All-purpose flour, for work surface
1/2 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon heavy cream
2 cups grapes, red, green or both
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
pinch of salt
Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface,
unfold pastry. Cut into 4 squares. Transfer to a rimless baking sheet.
Using the tip of a paring knife, score a 1/2 inch border around edges
of each square, being careful not to cut all the way through pastry.
Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
2) Whisk together egg yolk and cream, set egg wash aside. Toss
together grapes, granulated sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Divide
grape mixture among tart shells, keeping it inside the borders. Brush
edges of tarts with egg wash, and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake
until pastry is crisp and golden and grapes are just beginning to collapse
23 to 27 minutes. Let cool on sheet.


42 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I love tarts because they always look so orderly. Weird I know :)

    -Rene

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  2. It looks so fancy and yet no one would have to know how easy it was to make. Wonderful recipe.

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  3. Girl what can't you cook? It is too pretty to eat.

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  4. Pretty! The grapes are like little jewels. And I want that that champagne risotto immediately. Yes, even though it's 7:30 am. Thank you for adding my link! Yours is up on Yummy Mummy too.

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  5. Goodness Val! This looks amazing AND delicious!! What a great presentation for a little get together too!! :)

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  6. Love it Val! Looks too pretty to eat! ;)

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  7. what a lovely (and refreshing) idea! this looks so good. must try it this summer :) xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  8. So deliciously pretty!!!!
    Thanks again...you have a cookbook out????

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  9. That looks almost to pretty to eat! ;)

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  10. Yum! I love how versatile puff pastry is! I make mine in huge batches and freeze to use at a moments notice. Your tart looks terrific! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. OMG! Never had a grape tart before but now I certainly want to try!

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  12. What a gorgeous looking treat! Almost too pretty to cut into...almost, but not quite! :-)
    Vanessa

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  13. This looks delicious! I would have never thought to put grapes on a pastry like this but it works! :)

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  14. awww! Val this is so super cute and creative!!!! LOVE it! <3

    Thanks so much for always leaving the sweetest comments! love ya and your awesome blog! <3

    xo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  15. What a gorgeous dessert. Wish I could just have a nibble through the screen :) YUM! xo ~M

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  16. This looks so beautiful, and I love how easy it sounds to make. I will definitely be giving it a try when I get home from San Francisco!

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  17. Grapes are a forgotten fruit in baking - these look amazing!

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  18. what?? this is amazing! i want a bite!

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  19. Looks so fancy schmancy yet so easy to make. LOVE it!!!

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  20. gorgeous Val! I think I'd want one to display under my cake dome, and one to eat! :) So great connecting with you yesterday- I'm still grinning! Love ya!!

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  21. I seriously just got done inhaling a raspberry tart. Now can i try a grape one??
    My birthday is in April too! What day is yours? Mines the 13th.

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  22. WOW - this looks beautiful. I have never had anything like this! Looks so amazing!

    Susan www.ugogrrl.com

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  23. The nursery is up in Cambria on the central coast. If you haven't been there, it is a treat.

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  24. yum...love ur blog and ur to die for foods!

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  25. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and being my newest follower! It makes my day!
    P.S. I am your newest follower, I just spent the last 30 minutes going through all your posts and now I am starving! Great recipe!
    Tasha

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  26. What a beautiful dessert! I have never worked with puff pastry before; but you make it look soo easy! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Candace

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  27. These grape tarts look absolutely DIVINE!

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  28. One word:

    YUMMMMMMM!!!

    And your pulled pork looks devine, too.
    Like you, I am a carb junky!!!

    Nice to "meet" you!

    Becky
    A No.Cal chick

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  29. WOW! That looks really good and easy too! You have such fun recipes.

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  30. I made grape tarts like these just recently in the fall, they were definitely awesome!

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  31. My this sounds delicious...I love puff pastry. Those apple crisp cups you had a few posts back sound so good too. I printed off some of your recipes, now I just have to try them out :)

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  32. This looks yummy! You make the best stuff!
    Hugs friend!

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  33. Giiirrl! You know I love the puff pastry!!! These look amazing! Must try stat! :)

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  34. Val, this is beautiful! I have to remember this when muscadine grape season here in the South comes around.

    Angie @ Cocina Diary

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  35. Pure GENIUS my dear! I love that and would like one please!!

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  36. This is pretty cool, thanks for sharing!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  37. That's just so pretty. I never would have thought to use grapes in a tart.

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