Fresh fruits with cream cheese and smoky charred meringue on a buttery crumbly puff pastry! This Fruit and Meringue Tart is a perfect holiday dessert that is easy to put together. I try to stay away from puff pastry as much possible. It is my guilty pleasure. However, with the holiday season in full swing, I guess that occasional naughty bites are allowed!
Fruit and Meringue Tart
This tart is versatile as you can add you choice of fresh fruits, jam too if you like and make it as per your taste bud. Playing with puff pastry is fun as it works as great blank canvas!
We are currently in the middle of shifting to a different house.
It’s just three miles away from the current one. Last year, when we came back to US, we had just two weeks to look for a place. With the jet lag and a 2.8 years toddler, we didn’t have much energy to look around a lot. The current house is beautiful and I love how gorgeously well-lit it is. But then, for a few other reasons, we just didn’t want to renew the lease.
Luckily, we found a really nice single family town house that is very close to Arvind’s office. Once we shift the house, we will also shift Avyan’s preschool and that will again be closer to Arvind’s office. We already enrolled him and the pep talk has started. Lots to look forward to, for sure.
So, with all that, it’s been a little crazy out here and the occasional treat helps to cheer us up. I definitely need to start some serious workout after the holiday season.
Fruit and Meringue Tart is prepared in collaboration with Sonoma-Cutrer.
This California winery is proud to bring together tradition and innovation. They marry together the Burgundian traditions with Californian ingenuity.
They have a wide variety of wine collection to suit your taste buds. We are wine drinkers and love a good bottle every now and then.
Now, I am no wine pairing expert, but the touch of tang from the wine helped in cutting the richness of the tart.
Puff Pastry Tart
If you have worked with puff pastry before, you know that making this dessert is really easy. I had so much fun preparing and styling the dessert. I wanted to make it look pretty. So, took some time to layer the pears neatly and the berries added such a bright pop of colors.
Meringue was an afterthought but I am so glad that I did it. Those charred meringue made the tart extra special. With couple glasses of wine it was absolutely festive.