Sunday, April 14, 2013

Stepping Into Spring...Lemon Tart With Chocolate-Almond Crust


Joe and I enjoyed his "Spring Break" and did some antiquing, cheese tasting, gardening, hiking and prepared for our dinner party on Saturday. When I was planning our dinner party, we were more than ready for bright and sunny days, and the color of this lemon tart is what lured me in. Plus, it has a chocolate-almond crust which is right up my alley. The inspiration came from Savoring Time In The Kitchen, and you can also find the recipe on the Food and Wine website.


I was the April hostess for our dinner group.  "Stepping Into Spring" was my theme, and I had birds nests, pussy willows and yellow pansies everywhere in the house. Before I assigned this recipe to my friend Gwen, I made the tart and asked my husband, mom, brother and neighbor to sample it. It received positive reviews. At the dinner party, we served Gwen's tart with whipped cream and some lemon zest instead of the chocolate curls. 


Here is Gwen's beautiful tart, and it's all decked out in whipped cream. 


I am joining Foodie Friday with this post. Please say hello to Bandwith and Michael over at Rattlebridge Farm. They are our Foodie Friday hosts and make a great team!


The photos I took at the dinner party are still in my camera, but I'll be working on a post soon. I made these adorable place cards from Country Living for the table.


Thank you for stopping by! 
xo
Debbie

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

11 comments:

  1. Your tart looks fantastic with the chocolate curls. So does the whipped cream!

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  2. Mmmm my mouth is watering just looking at that beautiful lemon tart!! I'll bet group dinner group enjoyed every bite. I look forward to seeing more pictures. It sounds like you and Joe had a fun time last week. May you have a great week, dear friend. xo

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  3. Interesting flavor combo...so pretty!

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  4. Adorei sua torta, e os enfeites do jantar ficaram lindos.

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  5. Both of the desserts look delish! Looking forward to seeing more pics!

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  6. Drool, drool! Chocolate and lemon - can't get much better than that. Wish I had some for brunch right now. We have been trying to be good and haven't lost a pound - I can eat like this and stay the same so why try!

    Yes, I love your blog design. I want her to do one for Joni. I was going to surprise her and then decided that wasn't probably the best idea!!!

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  7. I love how you've decorated the tart, Debbie! It's a keeper for sure. Your bird place cards are so cute and I'll be following that link :)

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  8. Beautiful, Debbie, and I love the cards too!

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  9. Hi, Debbie...I love ANYthing with lemon so I know I'd adore this. :)) and, it's so pretty.

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  10. Your Lemon Tart looks so beautiful~ Almost to pretty to eat...almost:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  11. Yum, this is just my kind of dessert. Sorry I'm behind on my visits. I've had my head in the dirt. '-)
    Cute little birdie place card. I'm going to check out the link. Thanks. ~ Sarah

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