Fruit tarts like these often look better than they taste. You know the ones I mean, with the rock-hard crust, the flabby filling, and the fruit covered with a thick layer of gloopy glaze. I can assure you that these were nothing like that: the crust was crisp, but not too hard, the filling was smooth and creamy, and the fruit was fresh without a layer of glaze. I'd like to take all the credit, but this was a lovely recipe from Dorie. I made 3 individual tarts and shared them with some friends for dessert. They were substantial, but not a crumb was left over. Maybe that's because I only fed them soup and salad for dinner, but I doubt it! I really enjoyed these tarts. I used mango and blackberries to top the tarts, and while the fruit was neither local nor seasonal, it was good. I was tempted to top them with rhubarb, as I picked 10 pounds of it on the weekend, but I wasn't sure how my guests would feel about it. I do have some pastry cream and pastry left over though, so keep your eye on this space for the rhubarb tarts!
This week's fantastic pick was chosen by Cristine of Cooking with Christine. She'll have the recipe posted, so do pay her a visit if you want to impress your friends. Or, if you just want to be impressed, check out the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers to what sort of spin they've put on this week's recipe. I bet you'll find some chocolate, and lots of variety in the fruit toppings.