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Monday, August 10, 2015

August 11 – Cherry Crumb Tart on page 148

Cherries are a family favorite in my house.  I look forward to summer every year just so I can make Sweet Cherry Pie from Cook's Illustrated.  When I saw this recipe for Cherry Crumb Tart I knew I wanted to make it and I was equally glad that it was chosen for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie.


Oh man was this delicious, now I have two favorite recipes to make every summer.  I did all of Dorie's optional ingredients as we have had great success with following them.  I added the zest of one orange, cardamom and instead of kirsch I used Chambord as it is what I had on hand. They all worked great. My notes that I put in the cookbook are:  delicious, fabulous, wouldn't change a thing, yum!  Update: I gave a serving to one of my co-workers who promptly demanded for the recipe.  My husband's comment "you could put cardboard between those two layers and I would eat it".  He has had Dorie's sweet tart dough many times and I guess the topping was a winner.

Tuesdays With Dorie is an international baking group working our way through Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan. We don't publish the recipes, instead we encourage you to buy the book. To see if the others thought it was yum go here.

17 comments:

  1. Chambord -- great idea! And I love your husband's comment; the crust and topping ARE especially good, aren't they?

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  2. Looks great Diane. Cherries are one of my favourite summer fruits too.

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  3. Yeah this is a new fave as well. Those people who enjoyed it with me agree! Chambord would be great in this!

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  4. I totally was eating the scraps of tart dough after I lined my tart pan. It really is so delicious!

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  5. Your tart looks great. I will try it with cherries next year when the cherries are in season. Your curst does not look too dark after close to 2hrs in the oven?

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  6. Your tart looks delicious! The notes I wrote in my book include "DELICIOUS!!!" and "MUST MAKE AGAIN!!!" Also, Chambord sounds like a good substitute for Kirsch that I'll have to try one day!

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  7. This really was a fabulous recipe…a winner with my crew! Yours looks beautiful! Glad everyone enjoyed it!

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  8. Beautiful tart. Looks like you have great fans for your baking creations!

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  9. I'm glad you enjoyed the tart - it looks beautiful. And thank you for the recipe recommendation; a pie with a much higher ratio of fruit to crust sounds like something I would enjoy.

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  10. So glad to hear that this tart was a hit in your house too! It was good, wasn't it!

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  11. That is quite the recommendation for this tart, Diane. I love cherries and always have some in a bowl on the kitchen counter when they are in season. For some reason, they seem extra delicious this summer. Your tart looks about perfect - as good looking as it is good tasting. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer and, most importedly, keeping safe. I realize the fires aren't in your neck of the woods nor in my family's but I keep monitoring the progress of those poor firefighters every day.

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  12. That does look wonderful! And I like your hubby's comment, too.

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  13. Diane, that tart is perfect. I'm sure the chambord gave it that extra something.
    This went over well here with Jim, but he is a cherry lover so I knew it would.

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  14. Beautiful looking tart, Diane! I enjoyed this one as well, using all of Dories recommendations. I used cassis in place of the kirsch, probably could have used a little less, but it was tasty just the same. This one is a keeper. :)

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  15. Chambord sounds perfect for this and I love your husband's comments!

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  16. I was so excited when I found cherries on sale to make this. My husband loved it too. In fact he ate it for dessert and breakfast the next day!

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