Tarts were in every little bakery window we passed (and there were a lot). When given time on our own, Kristina and I often had a light lunch of buttery croissants and raspberry tarts. It was only for a month, we went back to nutritious, balanced meals when we returned;)
When Kristina got back from Africa, (she's kind of a world traveler) I made her mixed berry tarts as a welcome home gift. Well she is now taking french classes at college and had an assignment to make something french. Naturally, we chose tarts with little hesitation. It will always bring back fond memories of traveling the cobbled streets of Paris peering at the delicious desserts in the window, and when we could, stopping to buy a mini raspberry tart to share.
I found the crust recipe in my book, Frame by Frame baking which has awesome step by step photo instructions for each recipe. Seriously this crust is SOOOOO good. The almond flour is more expensive ($12.99 to be exact) but you don't need much and it is well worth it! The vanilla custard I found on food.com Paris taught us to enjoy life and the little things. I'd suggest you make yourself these and do the same! Bon Appétit!
Every window was filled with wonderous desserts!
Kristina got a big tart as her birthday treat in Paris!