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How to Make a Tarte Soleil

Also known as a sunburst tart, this French-inspired twisted pastry may look tricky, but it's surprisingly easy to pull together. We break it down in three simple steps.

Chocolate-Sesame Tarte Soleil Pie
Photography by: Bryan Gardner

1. The key to this design is to divide the dough evenly into the rays. After filling and sealing the crusts together, put a glass upside-down in the center. (This is merely to make an impression; don’t let it cut through the dough.) With the glass still in place, cut the tart into 4 equal sections. Then cut each in half to make 8. Finally, cut each eighth evenly into thirds to create 24 sections total.

Chocolate-Sesame Tarte Soleil Pie
Photography by: Bryan Gardner

2. Lift a section; twist it three times.

Chocolate-Sesame Tarte Soleil Pie
Photography by: Bryan Gardner

3. Repeat with the remaining sections, making sure you twist all of them in the same direction, with the same tightness of coil. Freezing the dough solid before baking will help it keep its shape in the oven.

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Photography by: Will Anderson
Try This Technique with Our Chocolate-Sesame Tarte Soleil Recipe
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