A bird flew out of the wreath on my front door and right at my head. It almost missed, and, thank goodness, only fluttered its wings in my hair before flying away. If you can believe it, this is not the first time I've been hit in the head with a live bird. One time when I was in a cafe, there was a black bird that had flown into the building and, sadly, thought the large window immediately to my right was its escape. It hit the window and bounced off the glass, down the back of my head and onto the floor. I'm happy to report that the bird survived, though I cannot provide you with a current update as to its condition.
Anyway, that has nothing to do with the rainbow fruit tart I'm posting today. Just felt like I had to share that with someone before I forgot.
Okay, so this is the crowning finale to your St. Patrick's Day menu. It's the same recipe as the Ina Garten fruit tart I posted about last month, except that this time I used totally different fruit, a greater variety of fruit, and I turned it into a rainbow! Serve this tart with the rest of Menu #4
Here's the various colored fruit I chose and some alternate options as well.
- RED- Raspberries (or strawberries; blood oranges)
- ORANGE- Oranges (or apricots)
- YELLOW- Pineapple (or mangos)
- GREEN- Kiwi (or green grapes)
- BLUE- Blueberries
- PURPLE- Blackberries (or purple grapes; plums)
Again, here are the RECIPES for the crust and pastry cream.