Peach Plum Tart with Cinnamon Vanilla Pastry Cream

It’s a little bit after stone fruit season, but I wanted to share one of the last fruit tarts I made a couple weeks ago: a peach plum tart with cinnamon pastry cream. It was a last-minute creation for a weekend picnic, but I ended up making perfect use of the peaches and plums we […]...

Fresh Fig Mascarpone Tart in Cornmeal Crust

Continuing my tart obsession with a quintessential ode to fall: a fresh fig mascarpone tart in a cornmeal crust specked with fresh rosemary. It’s hard to “do” anything to figs when it’s peak fig season; they’re so perfect on their own, I don’t even feel the need to bake them or anything else. The tart […]...

Fig and Pistachio Cake for Fall

How did it become fall? It seems like just a few weeks ago I was sailing the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Appearances of plums and peaches everywhere, a lambent harvest moon, and now the year’s gone crepuscular. I know there are fall-weather fans who can’t wait to break out the scarves and wool coats; […]...