{twd}Brioche Plum and Gooseberry Tart

Gooseberries! Gooseberries are new to me. I saw them at Whole Foods and bought them to try.

Added them to this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe, Brioche Plum Tart, along with the plums (although not the Italian prune plums Dorie Greenspan tends to recommend in recipes that call for plums). Found gooseberry jam at World Market and used that too.

I made the whole recipe, but instead of one big tart I made 6 mini-tarts and cut each into quarters for sharing at work. This was a great recipe. Once the brioche dough is made, it’s very simple: just fruit, nuts, sugar, and jam. You can’t go wrong with brioche and jam!

Also, ever since I read in The Bread Baker’s Apprentice about using poor man’s brioche as a tart crust I’ve been wanting to try it. And I liked it! Because of the breadiness of the brioche this is definitely a breakfast treat, like a fruit Danish, not a dessert you eat for breakfast like brownies or cake. :P.

Thank you to Denise of Chez Us who selected this week’s recipe. If you would like the recipe, visit her blog.

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54 thoughts on “{twd}Brioche Plum and Gooseberry Tart

  1. So pretty! I read a lot of British fiction and mysteries and they’re always eating gooseberries. What do they taste like? I’m a little obsessed with the fresh pink(!) currants I saw at Whole Foods this weekend…I’m not sure if I want to bake with them or just look at them.

  2. I haven’t had a gooseberry since I was little. My friend’s house in the country had them growing on bushes by the road. I remember they were mouth-puckeringly sour.
    The tart looks great!

  3. Gooseberries!? I haven’t seen those since my last trip to England – wait until I tell my mom that Whole Foods *might* have them here.

  4. Gooseberries make me think of Dr. Seuss, not sure. Maybe it’s just the name that makes me giggle. Now I know they’re also delicious. Great looking tarts.

  5. I’m going to Whole Foods to search for gooseberries! I’ve never tried them, but my husband works for a wine magazine and they’re always talking about how certain white wines have the flavor of gooseberries. This is my chance to see what they taste like.

    Your mini-tarts look fantastic.

  6. Absolutely beautiful, Pink! Love the mix of colours… red and pale green is very unusual in the kitchen!

    And gooseberries, got a find them and try them! Never have before!

  7. Your minis are amazing, so puffy and perfect. I’m still obsessed by the thought of gooseberries and will scour Whole Foods next time I’m there just to be sure I’m not missing them. Seems like I’ve bookmarked a bunch of (British) recipes calling for them.

  8. I’ve never had a gooseberry. Are they sweet? Do they taste similar to any other fruit?

    I like your mini-tarts. I have a set of small tart pans and next time I’ll make mine smaller, too. I think they’d somehow be better that way.

  9. These are very intriguing ….I’m thinking I’ll use apricots, maybe? I just can’t imagine how delicious the bread and jam will be…..
    AmyRuth

  10. I haven’t seen gooseberries in the longest time, but what a great way to sue them! This tart is stunning and I know it must have been delicious paired with the gooseberry jam!

  11. Your minis are just so cute. I love the colors. I’ve never had a gooseberry. I’ll have to give them a go. Your pictures are beautiful.

  12. Oh the mini tarts look fabulous!! I really liked this recipe. I thought it was really easy and can’t wait to try it again with other fruits :)

  13. Your tarts look gorgeous!! This is the second recipe you’ve posted this week with fun fruits I’ve never tried – first boysenberries and now gooseberries! I need to expand my horizons :)

  14. The gooseberries are beautiful and so are your tarts! I have never cooked with them. I wasn’t really sure what to expect using brioche as a tart crust, but was pleasantly suprised. I really like it.

  15. These look so delicious! I love the idea of using gooseberries in there. I also love the minis as I think that was the way to go…once we cut into ours, the fruit kind of splashed all over and this morning it was all soggy, so I scraped off the fruit and served it on oatmeal as everything else was smooshy…and we aren’t fond of smooshy. I think that with the minis you don’t have to cut into them all at once and the fruit would stay more intact and not run all over and make everything smooshy…LOL…does this make sense? Yours look wonderfully delicious!

  16. You have Whole Foods AND World Market!! **SIGH**

    Tart looks perfect.

    I haven’t had gooseberries in years. Next time I am in a BIG town may have to see if I can find some

  17. Those look delicious and I loved seeing the gooseberries. It brought back memories of collecting gooseberries with my mom in a park somewhere near hear. Now I need to call and ask her where and try to go get them again!

  18. Wendy, Darn. This is beautiful!!! I’ve never had a gooseberry and can’t wait to try one!! :)

    Your photos are always so crisp. Are you using a big F-stop? (I don’t know any of the lingo in photography) Are you shooting with the AV setting?

    I love the mini tarts – what a fantastic idea!

  19. Mmm. That looks yummy. The more brioche tart pictures I see, the more I want to make this recipe. Hopefully I’ll finally get to it this weekend.

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