tarte with zucchini and ricotta

From our neighbors garden I had lots of zucchinis left that I need to use up. Today I decided to make this very easy and very delicious tarte. It taste amazing warm with a salad or just as a little snack for a picnic or a 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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