Lara and Tom from Sheboygan, WI (2018 Week 3: Tarts)


Lara and Tom


Sheboygan, WI

Baking Challenge

Designer Fruit Tart

Give your tarts a name based on the flavors and decoration – and tell us about your recipe.

Door County 4th of July Birthday Tart

Our friend was visiting from New York this week to celebrate both the 4th and her birthday, so we attempted the tart challenge together. We found a basic tart crust recipe from the New York Times, which seemed fitting. Then we filled it with Door County cherries, blueberries, and a custard base to represent Wisconsin flavors with red, white, and blue.

All three of us worked together to make the tart. The final product came out a little wobbly because we were distracted from our baking project when more friends showed up for a surprise birthday party! We missed a couple steps in the recipe and the tart became more of a fruit crumble… But our dessert was delicious, especially with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top!

Happy birthday, Kahini!

Now that you survived this challenge, what words of wisdom do you have to share?

Following directions is tricky when you’re talking and having fun with friends, so baking as a group will require extra concentration. Also if you go overboard trying to fit as many cherries as you can into a tart you may have to place a tray in the oven to catch the spillover!

Tell us about how you added a Wisconsin twist.

We all went camping in Door County for the 4th, so we found the fruit for our tart on our drive back to Sheboygan. We used early season cherries just picked from Seaquist Orchards, quite scrummy!

How did you do?

It’s not pretty, but it’s edible.