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How to glaze a tart

How to glaze a tart

Professional pastrycooks usually say that "a beautiful cake is already half sold", it is one of the reasons why they do not put a tart on sale without glazing it ("abricoter" in Fench), i.e. coating it with a thick apricot syrup. This glaze gives a glossy finish to the tart (see the photographs below) and also protects it from the air and thus from oxidation and browning.

It's a quite simple technique that you can easily apply to give to your desserts a professional look. This is how you do it.

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Last modified on: February 15th 2016

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How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
6 min.1 min.7 min.

Step by step recipe

1 How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #1Prepare the amount that you need. For a normal tart, use two rounded tablespoonsful of jam, and put in a cup. 1 min.
2 How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #2Add a tablespoon of sugar syrup or water, and melt in microwave oven (not too high) or in a bain-marie. 1 min.
3 How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #3Apply a thin layer of hot apricot glaze with a brush, all over the top of the tart (here a pear and almond cream tart).

The layer must be thin, because the glaze should not be noticeable in the mouth: the taste comes from your tart, not from the glaze.
5 min.
4 How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #4If the glaze cools while you are working and starts to solidify, heat again and resume. Your beautiful tart is ready...
5 How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #5...to be serve to your guests.
6 How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #6To compare with usual tart.

Remarks

If you find in some bad bakery tarts with a thick (enormous!) layer of glaze (some 3 or 4 mm), you are probably in the shop of a rogue who is trying to cheat on the weight of his tart: leave the place quickly.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2700 gr68 gr0 gr
14 %0 %6 %0 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3600 gr90 gr0 gr
18 %0 %8 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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For : 0.37 €

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