Thursday, February 9, 2012

My first blog recipe: fruit tart with gingerbread-candy cane crust

This is my first recipe that I made for the blog.  Since my Dad does a lot of recipes, I thought I should come up with some of my own.

First, I wanted to combine chocolate, blueberries, raspberries and crushed-up ginger snaps to make a dessert soup.  But then just today I thought of using candy canes instead of the chocolate.

When my dad got home, he suggested that we did a tart, because he thought it would be more successful.

To make the tart, I added one candy cane and a few handfuls of ginger snaps to the food processor and we processed it until it was all mushed up.  Then we melted 3-4 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and slowly poured it in while it was mixing.  (We added butter so it would all stick together.)  Then I put it in little bowls and we used a big spoon to push it along the sides.

My dad cut up oranges, kiwis and strawberries into little bits.  I mixed them up and put them in the bowls with the crust.  I wanted to add marshmallows, but we didn't have small ones and my dad said the big ones probably wouldn't work.  So instead, we added little toffee bits.

We thought it was delicious.  Tomorrow I'm going to give it to my teacher.  I hope you and my teacher like it!

-Chef Grace


  1. Grace this is awesome. I love watching shows like top chef. I watch these chefs and hear so many stories of chefs who learned the love of cooking when they where young. I don't know if you will end up being a chef but I think it is great to do something you love and try to invent something new.
    I look forward to seeing all your new recipes.
    It's even more amazing how much you are loved by your parents and how much they enjoy seeing what a gifted girl you are. Good luck on your next recipe, and thanks for sharing this tart recipe!

  2. Thanks! I hope you like it if you make it.