Cuptarts from Tara

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I am visiting my brother Jesse and his partner Tara, who live in The Hague, in the Netherlands. I arrived here on Sunday, and Jesse picked me up from the airport in Amsterdam. When we arrived back at their apartment, I was greeted by amazing Tara and beautiful pastries that she had made! They are small pies, or tarts, which are more cupcake sized than pie sized, so we decided they should be called “Cuptarts”. They were absolutely gorgeous, and incredibly tasty too!

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They had a thick (but light and flaky) gluten-free pistachio crust and were filled with Chocolate Avocado Mousse, and then topped with a variety of fresh fruits. Some even had sugared lavender arranged on the top! They were delightful in presentation and flavor, and they were even portable, so we took them on a little boating trip/picnic the next day.

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3 Responses to “Cuptarts from Tara”


  1. 1 marika June 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    uh oh, tara will be hard to upstage when you come to nyc!!

  2. 2 sonja June 18, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    that is soooo sweet!

  3. 3 Lili June 18, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    These are lovely! I wish I were there with you, enjoying the cuptarts and the boat ride and the baking! Please publish the pistachio crust recipe — I remember how delicious the tarts Tara made last month were!


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