Thursday, June 04, 2009

Fruit Tarts & a Party

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I love making fruit tarts. They look so pretty and always seem to impress everyone and they are so easy to make! For this one I used a Paula Deen recipe. It was really fast & easy because she uses cream cheese (of course she does) rather than making a pastry cream. The recipe can be found here. (I didn't use the glaze in the recipe because they didn't have frozen limeade at the store because the freezer was broken so I used currant jelly that I heated up until it melted and then brushed it on).

It was so good!!!
I still remember my first tart I ever made. It was a Martha Stewart recipe and I was in my 20s! I'm telling you...I was so darn proud of that raspberry tart! So proud in fact that I had my picture taken with it...
You can tell I'm just beaming with pride! Ahhh...youth!

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I also want to mention that I will be at Vintage & Vogue in downtown Campbell this Saturday, June 6th 1:00-4:00 pm for their 1st year anniversary party! They asked me to be the guest of honor! I'm so honored to be asked!!! If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area I hope you can make it! It should be lots of fun!

45 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh that tart looks so good! Plus it has fruit so it's good for you. LOL Hey, I'll use any reason to get a yummy tart.

Congrats on being guest of honor! You are becoming more and more famous!

Hugs,
Joanne

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

Hi Cindy. Thanks so much for featuring this fruit tart. I know they're delicious, but I didn't realize they were so easy to make! What a cute picture of you and your first fruit tart! It's beautiful and you have every reason to be proud. Have a great time on Saturday; how lovely to be the guest of honor! ~Arleen

just a little bit shabby said...

Your tart is beautiful!! And you look soooo young in the picture. Isn't sort of weird to look at pictures of yourself when you were younger...I know I've changed a lot! We know now that your red hair is natural!! Cute!
Congrats on being the guest of honor, wish I could be there! Have fun!
Sandy

Anonymous said...

Your fruit tart looks delicious!! (Everything you make always looks attractive and yummy!!) And your raspberry tart from your 20's looked perfect!! You were so cute!

Have fun being the guest of honor. (Wish I lived in California, would love to visit that shop - and to visit with you!! Be sure and take lots of pictures!!)

I love your blog, you are always so sweet and your decorating skills, cooking skills, and your photos are wonderful!! Take care.

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Your tart turned out beautiful! And I love the old photo...so cute! Soon I'll be doing a post with a cheesecake recipe and showing of old photo of me holding a check and a blue ribbon I won for the recipe at our local county fair. Ahhhh to be that young again! I don't know where the years go...

I sure wish I lived closer so I could attend the Vintage & Vogue event.

midnight macaroons said...

That's an amazing tart. Looks fab and delish. I love the photo of you back in the day with your first tart. Priceless! I use to live in San Francisco...I miss the weather...Have fun and Congrats!!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Mmmm...does that ever look divine!!! I'll have to check out Paula's recipe, just love her "Fat equals flavor, Y'all!"! :) You know it's gotta be good! Such a great pic of you with your first tart, too! Have a wonderful time being the guest of honor -- such a special thing!

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

I forgot to say, from this old photo of you, I can REALLY see how much Lauren resembles you!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Cindy-that tart looks so delicious and professional! Congrats on being a guest of honor at one of your favorite stores! Have fun.

Lee Laurie said...

Cindy, That tart looks delicious! Both of them! Lauren looks so much like you! I wish that I could come to the Vintage and Vogue Event. I would get to meet you! I mentioned you on my blog today. You will have to go and check it out. Let me know if you think that I got some good deals.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

chez sheri said...

If you could have seen my face when I scrolled down and saw the picture....I was like "Oh, no, she makes tarts, too?!!?!!" What can't you do????? The tart looks perfect. I've always thought they would be difficult to make, but once again you have inspired me! Have fun on Saturday!
-Sheri

P.S.: I love the Suzy Homemaker pic of you back in the day!!!!!

Debbie from NJ said...

Your tart turned out beautiful! Congrats on being the guest of honor! I wish I could come!

Chiki Cottage said...

OMG! You look adorable. So pretty! You have always been the same. You look so vintagy and beautiful. That tart looks so good! What dont you know what to do?
Your amazing!
Thanks for sharing....
LIZ at the Shabby Chiki Cottage

Chiki Cottage said...

Sorry, forgot to mention: Cindy you should join my recipe giveaway. Enter one of these recipies and get a chance to win a $25 gift card to Home Depot. I know your Ms Handy so I know you can use it for some paint or something. Ok. Blessings...

Esther Sunday said...

Not so easy for the likes of Esther Sunday, trust me! I am a once a year baker - pumpkin pie (out of a can of course) on Thanksgiving. And that's only if I have the dinner at my house. So, make that every once in a year or so. Congrats on the guest of honor - you deserve it! Have fun!

KarenB said...

It looks so yummy! Tart is a much better name for it than what I've always called them, Fruit Pizza. They're way to fancy to be a pizza. YUMMY. I was actually thinking about making one last Monday. Maybe this is a "sign".
~Karen

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

That looks so good!! Wow how nice of them to ask you to be guest of honor, you lucky girl!! Have fun and I wish I could be there(;
Hugs~Kelly

Terri and Bob said...

The tart looks good but YOU look Great!! It was so fun to see you at your young age!

Guest of Honor... of course!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your tart looks delicious! That is one thing I have never made...I will put it on the "list". Congrats on being guest of honor!
~Patti

Brenda said...

Well, good you looked so proud! Because I'm 52, and somehow, some way, I've NEVER made a fruit tart! What does that say about this woman, I wonder? I do, however, always eat fruit on my morning cereal. Is that a non sequitur???
Brenda

Pug1 said...

WOW, that looks soooooo good! CHEERS! Michele

Karin said...

Your fruit tarts are so beautiful ~ and I loved the picture of you in your twenties, so sweet! No wonder you're so good at everything ~ you started so young:)
Congratulations on being Guest of Honor! I'm so happy for you!

Karin

Julie said...

What an adorable picture... I love fruit tarts too!

Cindy said...

Yum, that might be a dessert that I should copy. They are very impressive looking, aren't they. I have never made one, but I think I will. Hugs, ~cindy s~

Ginger said...

That fruit tart looks so good and I love the crimping on the crust. I will have to check out the receipe.
Cute picture of you. I would be proud of that first tart too.
I wish I lived in Northern Calif. I would sure come and see you.
Have fun.

Lisa said...

Lovely and yummy!!
Hugs,Lisa

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
This looks so yummy. I never knew it was so easy to make a tart either. I am going to go buy me a tart pan and make one. Congrats on the guest of honor! I am sure you will have a lot of fun. You so deserve to be. I read your comments. When I saw your younger picture I thought Lauren looks just like you when you were younger too. I love your beautiful blog.

Blessing To You,
Janet

Joy said...

yum...looks so good!

Employment said...

ooohhh...so delicious.. :)

RobinfromCA said...

The tart looks so good! And congrats on the Guest of Honor at Vintage & Vogue! I'll try to make it over on Saturday afternoon!

Robin

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

How yummy and tempting it looks! You are so talented!

Great pic! Awwww to be that young again; better yet, look 20 with the our current day knowledge!

Congratulations on being Guest of Honor! Fabulous!

Tina

Wagonwife Designs said...

Cindy you look adorable. Such pride and you should have. The tart looks beautiful.
Congrats on being honored. Wish I could attend.
Debra

Charlene said...

Have fun this weekend. I wish this was the weekend I was in San F so i could see you! Bummer! And your tart looks wonderful! I will go check out the receipe.

belle-blanc said...

This fruit tart looks delicious! You look good and very happy with your selfmade tart... :0) Mira!

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy what a yummy looking fruit tart.
Alison

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Cindy,
You know I have never tried a fruit tart and by looking at yours, I need to get with it. They do look delicious!

Both of your kids do have a strong resemblance of you. You look so cute!

Enjoy Your Day-

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Cindy...you are sooo cute in that pic...and what a yummy looking fruit tart...no wonder you were so proud! Thanks for the link to the recipe for the one you recently made...I always love everything Paula does. I used to buy the fruit tarts at Publix, but their price doubled on it overnight...ouch! Susan

Bellamere Cottage said...

That looks sensational! It looks like a ton of work....surely more than I generally put into a dessert, that's for sure!

Blessings,
Spencer

yogapaws said...

Ha ha- The tart is beautiful
then AND now!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Great! That looks so great! And yummy, too! Thanks for the link...
xo Lidy

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

I just saved the recipe to try this great looking tart. Hopefully I can make it in the "Light" version since I'm on a diet.

Hugs,
Vania

DeDe said...

Gorgeous tart!

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abeachcottage said...

oooh this looks wonderful Cindy

I would like to have a go for this

Sarah

Ares Vista said...

Our local pastry shop should send you a referral fee, I'm off to buy some tarts because of your delicious looking pictures. Or maybe it's me that owes you a referral fee...