July 17, 2014

Easy stone fruit tarts




I'm trying to take some time off "work" at the moment. The reason I'm using quotation marks is because it doesn't really feel like work for me. However, I do need to find a slower pace for a little while. Summer is definitely the time to try and slow things down a bit, even though it stresses me out sometimes. I feel like I should be doing something all the time. Preferably something fun. I guess there's no harm in that, but you can't have fun every minute of every day. Therefore I find it a little calming when it rains every now and then. Gives me some time to relax.





I wanted to make something really easy for the blog too and I couldn't imagine anything easier than puff pastry tarts with sliced stone fruit and vanilla ice cream. I used store bought puff pastry because making your own is quite time consuming. I can say that I've made my own puff pastry at least once in my life and that it definitely isn't as difficult as I imagined. But for now, store bought will do.

     





Easy stone fruit tarts
Makes 4 small tarts

Notes on this recipe
-These tarts are really, really easy to make. The only thing that takes some time is destoning and slicing the fruit. You can use any kind of fruit for these, like plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches, cherries, apples, pears.. you get the idea.
-If you want to, you can add some extra spices to the sugar sprinkled on top of the fruit, such as a little cinnamon, vanilla or cardamom.
-The amount of fruit are approximates since this recipe is very forgiving. It depends on the size of your fruit, so make sure to get a couple of extra.

Puff pastry tarts
4 sheets puff pastry (9 x 17 cm / 3.5 x 6.5 inches)
1/4 cup (25 g) almond flour
100 g cherries (makes 1 tart)
3-4 plums (makes 2 tarts)
2-3 apricots (makes 1 tart)
1 1/2 tbsp granulated sugar
Sliced almonds

Egg wash
1 egg
1/2 tbsp water
pinch of salt

To serve
Vanilla ice cream
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F).
In a small bowl, beat the egg with the water and salt. Set aside.
Put puff pastry sheets on a lined baking sheet and let them thaw completely.
Meanwhile, prepare the fruit by destoning and slicing it.
Brush the edges of the puff pastry with the egg wash. Sprinkle the middle of each sheet with almond flour. Arrange fruit on top of almond flour, sprinkle with granulated sugar on top and a handful of sliced almonds if desired.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some powdered sugar.




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39 comments:

  1. Love it Linda looks beautiful and delicious
    Best wishes xx

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    1. Thank you Rowaida! Wishing you a beautiful summer. xx

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  2. I can definitely relate to that feelknf of needing to do something all the time. I call myself the one with the crazy brain that just doesn't want to take a break... Hope you find some time to let your thoughts wander; even if it means a bit of rain.
    These tarts look fabulous. A great example of how often the simple things are the most delicious ones. Love the pics, love the light. But that is really no surprise... ;)

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  3. I love the atmosphere in these pictures. And sometimes the simple things are the best! Love, Carolin ♥

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  4. Oh it looks so yummy!
    When can I come over to join you for having a nice lunch with tart and coffee? :-))))
    Linda

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  5. Mmm ser gott ut!! Får nog testa det här en dag...fastnar för att du säger att det är riktigt lätt!:)
    Underbara bilder du tar!!! Du inspirerar:)
    /pia

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  6. Så vackert Linda! Och jag känner igen mig så väl… Måste försöka lära mig att inte göra något alls ibland. Men just bloggmässigt är det ju så svårt på sommaren när det finns så mycket vackra och goda råvaror som man vill passa på att använda… Hoppas du får en underbar sommar och att du kan släppa allt "jobb" och "bara vara" lite! Kram

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  7. Linda... This is absolutely the most beautiful post I have seen in so long. I love the rich colors and the styling. After I saw the photos of the prep on your instagram, I was beyond excited to hurry over here and see the full thing! I love it!

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  8. I am sooooo making these, pretty soon too.
    http://bloglairdutemps.blogspot.pt/

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  9. Just gorgeous. And things SHOULD be super simple, especially in the summer. It's not like in the winter when you have nothing better to do than follow a 20-step recipe ;)

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  10. Gosh I love stone fruit so much. These look spectacular!

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  11. Linda , take a rest and enjoy your life and what you are doing) wish you all the best! And the recipe is really easy) win-win)

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  12. They are looking absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. Such lovely tarts, the fruit topping is beautiful!

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  14. another beautiful post + recipe! i will be giving this recipe a go.. looks so delicious and yet so simple. love it!

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    1. Thank you Thalia! I hope you'll like it if you try it. So delicious and simple!

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  15. Hello Linda,

    I have just discovered your blog and I am very happy about it, your work is stunning. I have found a note about you in danish Costume magazine. I skimmed through your blog and I have already found three recipes, which I would like to try. I also like the way you take photos, where do you find inspirations for your photography?

    Best regards,
    Mila

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    1. Hello Mila, thank you ever so much for those kind words! Oh, in Costume you say? I didn't know that! :-)
      Honestly I find inspiration everywhere around me! x Linda

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    2. No problem, Linda. Yeah, the note about you was in the Costume magazine. If you would like, I could send you a photo of it.

      Let me know.

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  16. looks so so delicious!! would love to have a piece with my cup of coffee now :)
    xx
    laura&nora

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  17. Hello Linda,

    beautiful post + recipe! looks so so delicious I love it, yum

    best regards
    dragana

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  18. Perfection...

    ...nothing else I can really say, but thank you.

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  19. Nice post. But - a baker, who has 'written' 2 books already should make her puff pastry by herself...

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    1. Hehe, honestly, who cares? I was just saying that I'm on vacation and don't want to spend all my time in the kitchen. And you know what, sometimes I also buy ice cream, cinnamon buns and cakes. I'm only human. And I haven't "written" two books. I've written, styled and photographed three books. But I'm glad you think It's a nice post!

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    2. And by the way, next time, maybe you shouldn't comment as anonymous. Just saying!

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  20. Your photography is just gorgeous!

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  21. Love your photos. I am so amazed of how good you are. I wish I can become like you in the future :)

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  22. Amazing photos and lovely post! These tarts ooze cuteness and homemade deliciousness! =)
    PS: is there any other way to follow your blog/subscribe apart from Bloglovin'? Like getting an e-mail whenever yo publish a new post?

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  23. These tarts are so beautiful! Could I use regular flour instead of the almond flour? I don't have any at the moment and I don't want to make a special trip if it isn't necessary. Thanks.

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    1. I would suggest omitting the almond flour. The almond flour is there to soak up some of the liquids from the fruit, but I think it won't affect the result too much if you omit it. You could also put the slices of fruit in a bowl and mix with a little corn flour (or all purpose flour) and the sugar if you feel that the fruit is very liquid. Good luck!

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  24. Yes, I have the same question as Tanya, what is a good substitute for almond flour? (my husband has nut allergies). Thank you!

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    1. I'll give you the same answer as above, just to make sure that you see it :-)

      I would suggest omitting the almond flour. The almond flour is there to soak up some of the liquids from the fruit, but I think it won't affect the result too much if you omit it. You could also put the slices of fruit in a bowl and mix with a little corn flour (or all purpose flour) and the sugar if you feel that the fruit is very liquid. Good luck!

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  25. Ooooh thanks a lot for this simple yet great dessert idea. And who cares if the puff pastry is not home-made when the bought version tastes excellent! Seriously, I don't think I would ever spend that much time making the puff pastry myself. Then i'd spend the time baking one more cake and just buy the puff pastry :-)

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  26. wow, this is one great recipe cant wait

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  27. Your tarts look delicious and will give them a go! Can you use canned apricots instead of fresh apricots?

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