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Grape Tarts

Red and green grapes are nestled inside individual puff-pastry shells to create sweet, flaky tarts.

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  • Servings: 4
Grape Tarts

Photography: Antonis Achilleos

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2005

Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1/2 standard package frozen puff pastry (about 8 1/2 ounces), thawed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 cups red and green seedless grapes (about 3/4 pound)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Sanding sugar, for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, unfold pastry. Cut into 4 squares (4 3/4 inches each). Transfer to a rimless baking sheet. Using the tip of a paring knife, score a 1/2-inch border around edges of squares, being careful not to cut all the way through pastry. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

  2. Whisk together egg yolk and cream; set egg wash aside. Toss together grapes, granulated sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Divide grape mixture among tart shells, keeping it inside the borders. Brush edges of tarts with egg wash, and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake until pastry is crisp and golden and grapes are just beginning to collapse, 23 to 27 minutes. Let cool on sheet on a wire rack.

Cook's Note

Puff pastry can be found in the freezer section in 17.3-ounce packages. Some brands come in one-pound pieces; weigh out 8 1/2 ounces, and roll the piece into a 9 1/2-inch square.

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