Where my obsession with fruit tarts comes from, I'll never know. I can't decide whether it's because they're airy, textured, plain old delicious (or all of the above), or because I was French in a past life (I like to think this is the reason), but fruits tarts, along with bread pudding, are by far my favorite desserts. Being that I need to eat every fruit tart I see (literally), I was on the hunt for the most delicious fruit tart in Paris, the fruit tart capital, on our honeymoon eight months ago. Lo and behold, I found it at a corner boulangerie near Montmartre. I'm still not sure how we ordered it, being that neither I nor my husband speak french, but the point is that I've been dreaming of that Parisian fruit tart ever since. Luckily, I convinced my great friend Karina Shapiro (a baking guru) to help me bake one this past weekend. We used this recipe from the Food Network and not to toot our own horn, but it was delicious.
We suggest following it to the tee except bake the frangipane in the oven for only 30 minutes (instead of the required 45-50). We topped it with a colorful array of fruits, including blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, figs, mango, and blueberries.
Take a look!