tarte aux mirabelles de l'année" by fidber licensed
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Article by Emily Saurack
This article was written by our new intern, Emily Saurack. Emily is a rising High School senior with a penchant for food, French, and photography. With inspiration from her extensive collection of cookbooks, Emily has been baking for her large family holiday gatherings and for charity events benefiting The Sharing Shelf. Emily founded a baking kit company called MixItReal, where she demonstrates healthy recipes for which she sells and delivers pre-packaged ingredients. Emily recently apprenticed at Estelle Gourmet, where she assisted with teaching French cooking classes. She has DELF level B1 certification and is working toward level B2 and hopes to one day study in France where, with her camera by her side, she could explore French cuisine and culture.
This traditional tarte from Lorraine is made with delicious yellow and red-dotted mirabelle plums (the symbol of Lorraine) grown only in this region and in parts of Alsace. With Mirabelles being impossible to import to other countries, this tart is a prized delicacy when visiting Lorraine in the short period—in between August and September—when these plums are in season.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 Tart