pear tarts

Did I ever mention that I love autumn with the early morning fog and the warming rays of the sun in the afternoon? I love the light and the smell of this season and the big variation of wonderful and delicious vegetables and fruits. For a dinner with friends I made these mini tarts with pears, but they can be made with apples or fresh figs as well and they taste delicious served with some whipped cream or homemade ice cream.

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raspberry tartelettes with almond cream

You really can’t beat the taste of freshly picked raspberries and although the signs of autumn already here, our raspberry bushes are still full with deep-red berries with a delicious sweet flavour.  So what goes better than putting them together with a blob of almond cream into a buttery short pastry crust.

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vegan apple tart

My dear friend Luana from benvenutocellini asked me a few days ago, if I could give her some suggestions for vegan cakes recipes. After searching the net and reading many of vegan recipes and articles I was ready for my first vegan cake. I thought I can’t go wrong to start with an apple tart and I’m very happy how delicious it turned out.

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summer fruit tarts

Summer has finally arrived in Switzerland and what goes better with this wonderful and sunny weather than a light, flavorful and refreshing dessert?! This Tart with the fluffy pastry cream and topped with seasonal fruits will be the star on your summer party.

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pear tarte with vanilla and ginger

The addition of pears, vanilla and ginger make for a nice twist on the classic Tarte Tatin with apples. Serve the pear Tarte Tatin warm with some whipped cream or homemade ice cream.

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tarte tatin

There is a lovely story about the Tarte Tatin, named after the two Sisters Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin who ran the Hotel Tatin in Lamotte Beuvron in France. The story says, that one day Stéphanie started to make a traditional apple pie but lets the apples cooking in the butter and sugar for too long. Smelling the burning, she tried to rescue the tarte by putting the pastry base on the top of the apples and finishing the cooking by putting the whole pan in the oven. After turning out the upside down tarte, she was surprised, to find how much the Hotel guests appreciated the Dessert and a classic was born.

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apple pie with lattice upper crust

Perfect tasting apple pie, served with some homemade ice cream or whipped cream, is one of the all-time classic desserts.

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