This post comes courtesy of Jennifer Farley, blogger, recipe developer and food photographer at Savory Simple.
Happy October! Fall is in full swing, and it’s time to really celebrate all of the wonderful seasonal produce available to us. Tarts are a great way to showcase both savory and sweet ingredients; they can serve as appetizers, side dishes or desserts. Perfect for holiday entertaining!
|Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Galette
Apples enhance the natural sweetness of butternut squash, while shallots and goat cheese add a rich, savory quality. Enjoy as an appetizer or side dish.
|Savory Pear and Blue Cheese Tart
Brie, goat cheese and heavy cream soften the intensity of the Roquefort cheese in this recipe. The pears are caramelized for added richness, and walnuts offer a bit of crunch.
|Fig Tart with Goat Cheese and Thyme
This recipe calls for black Mission figs, which have a thin, dark purple skin and reddish flesh that is exceptionally sweet. Balsamic vinegar and honey are drizzled on just before serving to complement the other flavors.
|Caramel Apple Tartlets
Fall spices enhance the flavor of the apples, while a rich caramel sauce adds moisture to these miniature tarts. The flaky crust includes a bit of salt to balance the flavors.
|Thanksgiving Pie Petit Fours
Do you have a hard time selecting just one dessert to eat after Thanksgiving dinner? These one-bite tarts are the answer. Enjoy pumpkin, pecan and sweet potato pie all at once — without any guilt.
About the author: Jennifer Farley is the owner, recipe developer and food photographer of Savory Simple. She graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD where she trained in classic French technique. Jennifer currently works as a recreational cooking instructor and social media marketer. She resides in the Washington DC metropolitan area and can often be found exploring the local culinary scene in search of new inspiration.