Rustic cherry tarts

Our cherries are ripe! We ended up getting over three quarts from our sweet cherry tree and the birds picked the rest. I can’t wait to see what our harvest will be next year.

I harvested about 2 cups worth of sour pie cherries. If the chickens hadn’t discovered their love affair with green cherries this spring I would have a whole lot more. Stupid chickens! Stupid birds for not tasting astringency!

I pitted my measly batch of pie cherries anyway as I had a new recipe I wanted to try from The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook. The rustic tarts on page 93 tasted amazing and Lee is in love with them now. I’ve made the recipe twice and would like to try out some other fruit fillings next. I’m thinking there may be a blackberry or apple tart in Lee’s future this summer.

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6 Responses to Rustic cherry tarts

  1. Ali says:

    Hey you twos, we’re in Oregon, heading to Bend next for a couple of days. Want to meet up somewhere? Leave a comment on the trip blog or send an e-mail to henbogle gmail.


  2. the picture of the cherries on the trees looks so real that it appears fake…and while it is not a burger those tarts look delicious.

    Maybe a tart filled with hamburger, lettuce, tomato, onions and some mustard and onions would be good? hehe

    How is the drywalling going by the way?

    • lee says:

      I can assure you that they were real cherries. And then we ate them. ­čÖé

      We have been making slow but steady progress on the drywall (at least until recently). We are waiting until a whole room is complete before we write about it more.

  3. Benita says:

    Oh, I love cherries!! Glad you were able to beat the birds to a few of them.

    • lee says:

      I was kind of surprised we got any. My experience growing up in Indiana was that the birds often ate all the cherries, especially when the crop was small.

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