No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Simply Summer Fruit Tarts


  • 1 Package Active Dry Yeast
  • ¼  Cup Warm Water (about 105F)
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • ¼ Cup Raw Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ¾  Cup Butter cut into ½” pieces
  • 1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • *Bench Flour

Fruit Filling

  • Seasonal Fruit – about 4 Cups
  • 3 TB Flour
  • ¼ Cup Raw Sugar


  • 2 TB Raw Sugar 
  • 1 Egg White

Step One

Preheat the oven to 400F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper for the crusts.

Step Two

Combine yeast and warm water in a one-cup measure, let stand 5 minutes. Place flour, ¼ cup sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter, pulsing until the mixture looks like coarse meal.

Step Three

Combine the yeast mixture, the egg and vanilla in a small bowl. Slowly add it to the flour; process until the dough clumps together and begins to form a ball. 

Step Four

On a surface sprinkled with the bench flour; shape the dough into a flat disc. Enclose the disk with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

Step Five

Combine the filling ingredients and toss to coat.

Step Six

Remove the dough from the refrigerator, and pat the dough into 4 free form circles on the parchment covered baking sheet. Spread the fruit filling over the dough to within 2 inches of the edge. Fold the edges of the dough over the fruit, leaving the center of the fruit uncovered.  Paint the exposed crust with the egg white, and then sprinkle the crust with the raw sugar. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.

No. 2 : Kitchen SCOOP

Bench Flour is flour that is used to sprinkle on the surface and coat your hands when handling dough.

No. 3 : Clever Idea

Have you used raw sugar before? You may have seen it in the store – sometimes called “raw” other times its labeled by its name – demedera or turbinado – for example. Yes! its still sugar, but a little less processed, and it has a deeper richer flavor that makes it delicious!

No. 4 : CHEERS

Vietti Moscato D’Asti Cascinetta
Piedmont – Asti Italy
Around $15.00

Shiny gold and slightly fizzy, this delicious wine from the best grapes – Muscat a Petit Grains – makes a wonderful pair with the fresh sweet flavor of the seasonal fruit tart.  Good acidity makes is fruit-forward-juicy taste crisp and clean, fragrant and perfumed. If you like Moscato – make sure you are buying Moscato d’Asti, you’ll find it a wonderful aperitif wine or super sipper with seasonal fruit desserts.

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