Thoughts on Presentation

I’ve always liked the way tarts look. I think there is a lot of potential with regards to the placement of fruit within the tart to make really a really beautiful pie. I think it would be really interesting to think about presentation in a tart because it is so open, so the presentation all depends on the filling itself. I’ve been looking at a pear and goat cheese tart online, and I think it would be cool to slice the pears into thin wedges and play with the layering and spiraling of the pears on top of one another to create a unique and intriguing presentation.

In other news… my entry is having a reunion snacks type thing tonight, so I decided to make a pie. I did a jumble berry custard pie, which I haven’t eaten yet, but I’m hoping is going to be really good. I cut a simple sailboat design into the top, which I guess was my first foray into presentation of pie… I did learn that if you cut designs into a pastry top they can get distorted during cooking as the filling cooks and bubbles up through them. I’m hoping everyone enjoys it!

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