Thanksgiving is by far my most favorite holiday mostly because I get to cook it. I like it so much that I usually try and host a Thanksgiving-like meal one other time during the year. For a while I was hosting a "Thanksgiving in July" but this past summer was so hot that I could not do it. So last week I managed to put together what I called a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner, my son dubbed it "Fake Thanksgiving".
Luckily I did not have to make the turkey. We have a friend with a smoker and he made us a smoked turkey for a change. I happily made the sides and of course dessert! This Pear Cranberry Roll Up Tart is our latest baking assignment from Baking Chez Moi for Tuesdays with Dorie. This tart includes fall favorites of pear and cranberries. Additional ingredients included orange marmalade, fresh ginger and ground ginger then was wrapped tightly in Galette dough and baked.
As usual this was a hit. It was a very sophisticated dessert. Some of my tasters thought the fresh ginger overwhelmed the dessert and others did not. I did not taste any of the orange marmalade which I was looking forward to as the ginger was the predominant flavor. Next time I make this I might try reducing or leaving out the fresh ginger. To see what our other groupies thought go here.
Tuesdays With Dorie is an international baking group. We don't publish the recipes, instead we encourage you to buy the book.