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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Heart Tart for Art

Ingredients:
2 Fuji Apples - peeled, cored, cut into 1/8 inch thick slices (squeeze lemon juice over exposed apples to prevent browning)
2 Tbsp. Sugar
Agave Nectar
1 Lemon - finely grated zest & juice
4 Tbsp. Apricot Preserves
1 Tsp. Vanilla Soy Milk
Vegan Puff Pastry Squares

Method:
Preheat oven to 450*. Press puff pastry into individual containers. Combine apple slices, 1 Tbsp. sugar, zest from lemon, and several squeezes of agave nectar. Spread preserves over the crust (I used Organic Apricot Lavender Leaf preserves). Arrange apple slices in concentric circles atop preserves, overlapping. Try to build up a pretty edge for the crust, brush it with soy milk, & sprinkle with remaining sugar.

Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350*, cover crust with tinfoil and cook for 15 more minutes. Reduce heat again to 325*, cover entirely with tinfoil and cook 15 more minutes. Let cool.

Art & I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary this week, so I made 2 individual sized Heart Tarts. If you plan to use a regular tart pan, double the recipe.

This is for Urban Vegan's clever tART contest.

24 Comments:

Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

that's very beautiful.

and looks tasty. i'll have to check out the contest rules...

12:36 PM  
Blogger Melody said...

That is so pretty.

I'm still debating if I'm going to enter. I'm not a huge fan of baking.. so I may not do it.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Megan the Vegan said...

I love it! It looks like it's sitting on top of your child's artwork....double love it!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Gaia said...

OMG how wonderful !
Thank you so much for posting this :)
We will be celebrating our 15th anniversary in a month and you inspired me to create something special for the occasion... or simply inspired me to copy on you ! ;-)

Congratulations for your Heart Tart AND for 14 years of love :)

2:19 PM  
Blogger meesh said...

Oh that looks lovely and mouth watering. Thanks for sharing this and, happy anniversary!

3:20 PM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

Happy Anniversary, again, Vicki and Art. Two peeps definitely "made" for one another, you are...

LOVE the tart. It is gorgeous! And i love the background on which you placed it. That's love, any way you look at it!

3:33 PM  
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3:33 PM  
Blogger Shananigans said...

Beautiful, and sounds so yummy! Happy anniversary.

3:52 PM  
Blogger madeinalaska said...

that is truly sweet of you..to make little heart shape tarts! i hope you and hubby had a wonderful aniniversary..together! I know how important adult time can be!! kodos and brovo! to you both.. A toast...."clink"

4:57 PM  
Blogger EatPeacePlease said...

That's a great anniversary gift. I bet it was as good as it looks. I lost all hope when I saw "pre-heat oven to...". Crap.

By the way, I just was able to see the text from the McHummer post. Weird.

7:11 PM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

aww that looks great
i wish i could smell it

teddy

8:16 PM  
Blogger laura jesser said...

That looks so good...how sweet!

Thanks for reminding me--I need to make a tart for the contest! I only have a few days left to come up with something!

10:41 PM  
Blogger Ferocious Killer Kat said...

Happy 14th Wedding anniversary!!! that pic is totally awesome.. looks yummmmy too.. :-)

1:59 AM  
Anonymous Emmy said...

The tart looks gorgeous and sounds delicous as well. As soon as Rob sees this, he's going to want me to make him one (He is not a cook at all and is the first to admit it!)

4:48 AM  
Blogger JAM*tacular said...

How sweet is that?! Happy anniversary :D

-Mikaela

10:43 AM  
Blogger Dori said...

This is the cutest little heart tart for art I have ever seen! I do hope dear Art appreciates his heart tart.

Happy 14th and many more.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Carrieā„¢ said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Love the tart!

Sorry I haven't been commenting much lately. Working crazy hours like Teddy. Things should calm down in a couple of weeks though.

psssst! I hope you win the tART contest. Your apple tART is really good.

11:19 PM  
Blogger Village Mama said...

Happy 14th anniversary to you and Art! What beautiful looking, delicious I'm sure, Heart Tart for the love of your life.

3:19 PM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

Hope you're still celebrating the anniversary, Vicki (and Art)!

10:11 PM  
Blogger t. said...

This is quite a super tart! Mine (which is not really a tart probably) cannot live to the comparison!

2:45 AM  
Blogger Isil S. said...

Congratulations! a very elegant tart ;)

7:21 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Very cute! I have never made a tart before but oyu have inspired me.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Cherie Anderson said...

that turned out very awesome looking!

4:54 AM  
Blogger Melissa West said...

Happy Anniversary Vicki! Congratulations on 14 years. That is amazing. I celebrate your marriage!

The tart is gorgeous. My daughter is anxiously awaiting apple season...she loves apple pies especially, so I think this would definitely win her over.

Congratulations again!

5:49 PM  

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