Thursday, June 18, 2009

Foodie Friday: Two Tarts

Welcome to Foodie Friday!


This week, I made two easy tarts.
Apricot-blueberry with lemon curd...
and strawberry-apricot with lemon curd

As always in Gollum's kitchen, the recipes are a snap.
What You Need:
Pepperidge Farm puff pastry sheets, thawed
1 jar lemon curd
canned apricots (reserve liquid)
blueberries
1 jar strawberry ice cream topping
For the apricot-lemon curd tart, I thinned the lemon curd with apricot juice and spread it onto the pastry. After arranging the apricots (I added the blueberries *after* cooking), I popped the pan into a preheated 400 degree oven and cooked 20 minutes.
For the apricot-strawberry tart, I mixed lemon curd with the strawberry topping.
Same proceedure, minus the berries.
Simple.
These tarts will be "wiggly" when you pull them from the oven. After cooling, they will collect themselves and solidify.
Enjoy!


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51 comments:

  1. My goodness...I must have caught you just as you finished posting and putting up Mr. Linky. I've NEVER been first before!! :O)
    These tarts look so delicious I could just die. They are beautiful, to boot. Your photos are fabulous...
    I just made Tina's Blackberry Wine cake last night and I am having it with hot tea for breakfast!!

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  2. oh yum..apricots and blueberries together! I must must try this! Susan

    PS Tell "Dr Gollum" Happy Father's day from blogland! Have a great weekend my friend!

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  3. Beautiful tarts. Don't you just love recipes that present so well but don't take all day to make?!

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  4. Those look so good! Wow; I'm not a baker so I'll have to gingerly approach that one but they both look so easy. You have a great eye for styling food.

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  5. These both sound delish, and easy too, which is always a plus.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. I love easy and yummy, and blueberries are the best! Thanks for sponsoring, have a good weekend!

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  7. Thanks for hosting again, Michael. Your tarts are beautiful. What perfect ways to use wonderful summer fruits.

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  8. What beautiful tarts, Michael. Thanks so much for the time and effort spent making this event possible. It is appreciated.

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  9. I love tarts...I order them out and love them but I've never made one! Honestly I've been a bit intimidated...but you make it look much easier than I imagined!
    They are just beautiful.
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  10. Oh, I'm so glad to see y'all! Foodie Friday almost didn't get up. My internet crashed again.
    Chandy, these tarts are truly simple. Just thaw the frozen puff pastry sheet and press into the pan and add whatever filling you like (even savory). I forgot to add that the shell should be chilled in the fridge, but I was so happy to see the green light on my wireless internet that I pushed the "send" key. But puff pastry likes to be cold before you pop it in the oven.
    XX 00

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  11. This looks ymmy. You alway's make
    such good desserts. Also a very good presentation.

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  12. I love your easy recipes... and I love lemon curd! A friend told me the place to buy it is Trader Joe's. I haven't made it there to stock up yet, but soon!

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  13. Come on over to GrannyMountain and read the post about your great Bargain Finding Skill! Thanks so much for allowing me to copy the picture...joy c.
    PS I so love your easy-peasy desserts that look like a $$$million dollars!

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  14. You make it look so easy. It's time for me to try. Thanks for the recipe. Have a wonderful weekend:)

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  15. Oh yum, these look delicious! I've got to ask though...how do you maintain your girlish figure with all of the sinful treats you bake?! I gain 5 pounds just LOOKING at your photos!

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  16. Hi there! I needed something simple and quick for a family gathering tomorrow .... thank you so much!

    I made your angel food raspberry concoction earlier this week. Though it wasn't as pretty as yours, it sure did taste good!!!!

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  17. Yum, I just got some local blueberries at the farmer's market and have been thinking what to do with them. Now I know! Thanks.

    Christi

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  18. The tarts look delicious and beautiful as well!

    Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday once again. :)

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  19. Hi Michael Lee...Your tarts look beautiful and delicious...and the recipe sounds easy...my kind of dessert! Of course...they look very frenchy to me, too! Have a graet weekend...Happy FF...hugs...Debbie

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  20. They look delicious - and you make it look so easy!! Great flavor combos...

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  21. Your tarts looks wonderful...do you know,...Here I am, 50 plus years and I have never made a tart. I guess I need to try one of these.

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  22. I love recipes that look so intricate, yet are remarkably easy to prepare. These are beautiful.

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  23. Hi sweet Gollum :)

    That looks so good! Your pictures are amazing too :)

    I'm sorry you haven't heard from me, but this is the first time I've been able to get on here in a month. That error thing was driving me nuts!

    (((hugs)))
    rue

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  24. Thank you for Foodie Friday! I always get lots of ideas:)

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  25. You should be dubbed the Queen of Tarts! Your puff pastry creations are always so lovely!

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  26. Yummy and refreshing! Was up your way this week, wish I had thought and invited you and your husband to our little twirl. I will next time.
    Happy Twirls

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  27. This looks so delicious and beautifully simple...right up my alley :> Thanks for hosting this...I am beyond thrilled to be able to participate for the first time this week!

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  28. Your tarts look wonderful and I need a quick dessert for tonight. This is it!~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  29. What a yummy treat. Thanks for the gorgeous photos. I hope you’ll share over at Momtrends for Friday Feasts. Here is the link:

    http://momtrends.blogspot.com/2009/06/friday-feasts-quinoa-salad.html

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  30. There you are. Those tarts though easy look so elegant. Apricots and blueberries are my favorites.

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  31. The tarts look really great! I'm not that great with pastry so I like recipes using the Pepperidge farm products! Have a nice weekend...

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  32. Yum, I have used nectarines and bluerries together...I love your combos too! Enjoy the weekend!

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  33. Oh my, they look divine & easy too! Thanks for the recipes! ☺ diane

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  34. What a treat for the eyes and taste buds! Your photos are beautiful and the tarts look delicious and so easy to make - always a plus!

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  35. girl...when will I ever learn to avoid Foodie Friday at your blog???? now I am hungry for some of what you have!!! except...I don't have any!!! waaaa! lol
    this is a very yummy post! Have a great weekend

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  36. Oh, you're killing me! I love everything in these - and especially using puff pastry instead of heavy crust. Cooking isn't my favorite thing but I may have to try these!

    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  37. * Stilllll love the way you "design" EVERYTHING, be it homes or food, soooo beautifully, Ms. Michael!!!

    OOPS! There goes the microwave bell~~~ "DINNER"! (Grins!)~~~

    XO,
    Linda *

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  38. Oh girl, these look delicious. Along with gorgeous. I must try one of these for Mr. P. I've never made a tart let aone eaten one, so this will be an experience for both of us. Thanks so much for swinging by and saying hello. It means the world.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  39. Michael, these look sooo good! I didn't know the hint about the puff pastry. I'll bet that's why my salmon in puff pastry sometimes gets a little soggy. Can't wait to try these tarts. Let me tell you, I've known a few TARTS in my day, that I'd love to send to the oven :-)
    Carol

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  40. Oh, these look delicious, and it sounds easy to make (I LUV easy!). Thanks for the recipe. (now if I can just get mine to look as pretty as yours)! laurie

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  41. Yummy, yummy....I just love fruit tarts and pies!
    Now you have me hungry for a piece!
    Thanks!, Lilly

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  42. Somehow came across your blog as Ive been blog hopping :) Thought Id say Hi :)
    :)
    candy

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  43. These look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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  44. Michael, These tarts look really good...I've never tried to make one. Thanks for sharing the recipes! BTW, I had food in my tablescape and totally forgot to come link up. LOL Oh well, bltn.
    Susan

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  45. Sounds yummy.

    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  46. I can't cook with blueberries. They always bypass the mixing bowl and get trapped in my mouth!

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  47. Wow! These look terrific and amazingly simple. I'm definately going to try it. Your photography is superb - The Tablescaper

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  48. These 2 filled tarts look so FABULOUS!!!

    I love these 2 divine fruit tartes! Easy does it for me! I just discovered your blog & i totally love your style of writing & your lovely pictures!

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