Courtney Creator and author of No Dinner Before Dessert. Collector of delicious recipes. Wife of the luckiest husband in the world (at least that's what he tells me).

Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

Christmas has come and gone again! I came up with a rather ambitious plan just before Thanksgiving (other ideas were not working out in my tests). This plan was to use another thing I had bought (again inspired by Preppy Kitchen) with grand ideas but hadn’t yet used: a tart ring.

I used John’s tart dough recipe and parts of the fillings but I didn’t make any of them exactly as he does. I decided on 12 flavors I wanted to try though I only got around to making 11 of them:

Pecan (tested for Thanksgiving)
Citrus (Grapefruit, Lemon and Orange)
Cheesecake with blueberry compote
Peanut Butter
Key Lime Pie (added for my family’s box)

Here are the “recipes” for those.

The first ten I made in a frenzy over Thanksgiving weekend and took in to work on a day we luckily had a company wide meeting so I had lots of taste testers.
The next week or two I made some more and delivered to friends and Michael’s family.
Then on Christmas Eve, I finished up a batch to take for my family the next day.

Every flavor had fans and funnily enough I still haven’t tried them all! It was a lot of work but also a lot of fun.

I bought a bunch more tart rings after the first round because it took so long to make them three at a time.

Here’s a picture of the other box: alt text And these are the boxes I took to my family: alt text alt text