Step into the realm of luscious desserts with this Fruit Tart recipe! With a crispy puff pastry crust, creamy diplomate filling, and vibrant fresh fruit toppings, this dessert is bound to be the star of any event. Let your taste buds dive into this culinary masterpiece, and you'll soon realize why it stands out from the crowd.
The Fruit Tart is an all-time favorite, especially during spring and summer when fresh fruits are in abundance. While it's an excellent choice for birthdays and anniversaries, it holds a special place for Mother's Day celebrations. And speaking of luxurious fillings, have you ever tried this Vanilla Custard? This creamy delight pairs beautifully with many desserts, making it a must-try.
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- Puff Pastry (Recipe)
- Egg wash
- Pastry Cream (Recipe)
- Whipping Cream
- Citrus Alcohol (optional)
- A combination of fruits
See recipe card for quantities.
Preparing the Puff Pastry ( Full Recipe)
Roll, cut, and shape the puff pastry before refrigerating.
Baking the Crust
Apply egg wash and bake the crust, ensuring it remains flat and golden.
Making the Diplomate Cream
Blend the pastry cream(recipe), gelatin, alcohol, and whipped cream into a smooth mixture. add it on top of the puff pastry
Assembling the Fruit Tart
Fill the tart with cream and adorn with sliced fruits.
Savor the delicious combination of crispy crust, creamy filling, and fresh fruits
Hint: For the perfect Fruit Tart, always use fresh and ripe fruits. Their natural sweetness and vibrant colors will enhance the overall taste and visual appeal of the tart.
For a non-alcoholic version, you can skip the citrus alcohol. If you're dairy-free, consider using coconut whipping cream in place of regular whipping cream and a dairy-free puff pastry.
Consider adding a thin layer of melted dark chocolate or a sprinkle of coconut shavings on the cream before adding the fruits for an added twist.
Store the fruit tart in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 2 days. Ensure it's stored in a flat position to maintain its shape.
When assembling, start by placing larger fruit slices at the base and then layer with smaller fruits. This not only adds depth but ensures every bite is fruit-filled!
Spring and summer, when fresh fruits are most vibrant and flavorful.
Fresh fruits are recommended, but if using frozen, ensure they are fully thawed and drained.
Ensuring the crust is fully baked prevents sogginess. Also, brushing the crust with a chocolate layer can act as a barrier.
Yes, you can prepare and bake the crust a day in advance.
Apart from diplomate cream, Vanilla Custard is a delightful alternative.
It adds flavor but is optional.
Yes, but it will have a different texture and taste.
Ideally consumed within 2 days for freshness.
It provides stability to the cream, especially when mixed with whipped cream.
With vegan puff pastry and dairy substitutes, you can create a vegan version.
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500g Puff Pastry
250g Pastry Cream
250g Whipping Cream
10ml Citrus Alcohol (Optional)
A combination of your favorite fruits
Preparing the Puff Pastry:
- Roll out 400g of puff pastry to 5mm thickness.
- Cut a 25 x 25 cm square and shape with remaining pastry.
- Refrigerate for 60 minutes.
Baking the Crust:
- Apply egg wash and bake at 410F for 10 minutes.
- Deflate if needed and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool completely.
- Bloom the gelatin in water.
- Warm the pastry cream and add gelatin and alcohol.
- Fold in the whipped cream to soft peaks.
Fruit Tart Assembly:
- Pipe in the diplomate cream.
- Arrange sliced fruits to cover the cream entirely.
- Prep Time: 75 minutes (including refrigeration)
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: French
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Ensure fruits are washed and cleaned thoroughly.
- Store in the refrigerator if not consuming immediately.