Grilled Potato Salad with Almond-Basil Chimichurri and 7-Minute Eggs.
What’s red, white and blue all over?!?!?
THIS buttery, flakey TART!!
Well, sort of, they’re not perfect reds, whites & blues, but I’d say they get the job done. Plus, do you guys see those cute little stars made out of peaches and nectarines!?
Don’t even ask me how long those took…but it was worth it, and so fun. Just looking at this tart puts a smile on my face.
Which at the moment is a really good thing. You see, I just heard what was the loudest crack of thunder in my lifetime…followed by the internet going out, thus causing me to lose all the words for this post + my entire written out and carefully noted recipe. So many words, so much time and all my sanity just about got up and walked out the door.
But like I said, this tart is still putting a smile on my face. I am and forever will be a sucker for all things festive. Anything Christmas is my biggest weakness, but I like to have fun with the other holidays too! 🙂
And you guys, can you really believe that the 4th is this Saturday! I mean, really summer just started, but then it’s like half way over? NO.
AND I am kind of sad because my whole family is flying back to Cleveland Friday AND, it’s my oldest brother’s 30th birthday and I am missing all of it 🙁 Yep, enter giant sad face…but happy early birthday big bro, maybe if you are lucky mom and dad might just take you out for a burger and a beer. Next time I see ya, I’ll bring a cake.
Thinkin’ cookies and cream cause it’s his favorite.
So I get stuck with the molting chickens and the cute little goats…oh, and the cat. Life on the mini Gerard Family Farm. Someone’s gotta do it.
But umm, I kind of really want some horses. Just sayin.
I have a lot of other random things I shared in my previously written post, but now they just seem old and tired.
So I’m moving on to this stone fruit and blackberry meringue tart, it’s why you are all here anyway, right?!
I wanted to make something that was quick and simple for the fourth, but something that had a little festiveness to it. Honestly, when I set out to make this, I wasn’t that sure about it, but once I made it, and then made it again to perfect it, I was SO sure about it. For one, I LOVE the cuteness factor. Still freaking out over my stars. I was actually so surprised I pulled them off. I am not one to make those amazing looking desserts, they may taste good, but the cute or pretty factor is often lacking. Surprisingly though, these were actually fairly easy.
SO if I can do it, you can too!
Secondly, this pie is delicious. I love the combo of the buttery flakey phyllo dough with the honey sweetened fruits, it’s honestly SO good. The meringue is just the icing on the cake…literally, it’s not a must, but it sure is awesome. Hello toasted meringue perfection.
If you make the tart a day in advance, try to wait to make the meringue until just before serving. You can do it a few hours ahead if you want, but I find it’s best to serve it right after you toast it.
Plus, people kind of go crazy over the whole “toasting of the meringue” thing. Understandably though, I mean, it’s basically a toasted marshmallow, which is essentially awesome.
Oh and lastly. Ice cream. Serve this with ice cream.
It’s July (practically) and ice cream should be eaten with everything. Well, maybe not pasta, but don’t hate it until you try it…
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Bonus points if you use one of these ice creams. I went with the Salty Honey and Dark Chocolate Chunk. SOO GOOD.
This tart is simply stunning, Tieghan! It stopped me in my tracks. I love that it’s rustic yet gorgeous and fun and easy. It’s perfect!
Awe! Thank you so much, Jenni!!
This is one gorgeous tart! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Thanks Brian! You too!
So if no one’s home who eats this ?
This is such a creative tart! I can see that you put a lot of work into it (I don’t think I’d have the patience to cut out those stars!) and it totally paid off.
That is the cutest tart I’ve ever seen. When I first looked at it I thought it was star-fruit! You clever girl, nectarines and peaches sound A LOT more tasty! It’s a shame it’s winter here in Australia, I’ve had a big peach craving recently. Oh, and I might have a twin sister to that ice cream scoop. It broke a couple of weeks ago when Mum and I were using it to make 680 giant cookies – it was perfect for measuring the dough. Love. Happy Holidays!
Finally, help in the kitchen! I mentioned I needed the torch from the garage & all of sudden I have 3 boys volunteering in the kitchen…1st time ever! Thanks
This is just gorgeous, the fruit stars are such a pretty touch! Almost too pretty to eat :).
Love love love. This tart looks amazing Tieghan and I love the little star fruit cut outs. Super cute!