Gorgeous isn't it?
Here's another angle. This thing was huge.
Reminds me of geometry. Actually, reminds me of this old, old computer program in the mid-1980s that had geometry shapes and we could "color" them in on the screen. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Did I just reveal how old I am? :P
The occasion was lil' sis's birthday. We've reached the point where we don't really buy each other presents anymore. I mean, there's only so many things we need, and we're out of space. So a nice dinner is the usual way we celebrate these days. But this kind of present, well, this kind of present is something lil' sis soundly endorses.
The custard is a nice thin layer so it doesn't make the crust soggy. After several days in the fridge, the crust was still flaky, crispy. This easily fed 8 of us, with leftovers for days.
Oh, yeah, you want to know where to get this lovely fruit tart? It's at Le Croissant Dore in Westminster.
Here's the inside of the bakery painted with a French scene.
They make other pastries too.
But who are you kidding, you're getting that fruit tart right? If you don't see it out on display, just ask. It's the bakery's signature item and they've got plenty in back. $20, tax included. Easily feeds a dozen people.
Elmo of Monster Munching also loves the fruit tart.
Le Croissant Dore
9122 Bolsa Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683