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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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
6 min.1 min.7 min.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 min.
How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #1
Prepare the amount that you need. For a normal tart, use two rounded tablespoonsful of jam, and put in a cup.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #2
Add a tablespoon of sugar syrup or water, and melt in microwave oven (not too high) or in a bain-marie.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #3
Apply 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.

Stage 4
How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #4
If the glaze cools while you are working and starts to solidify, heat again and resume. Your beautiful tart is ready...

Stage 5
How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #5
...to be serve to your guests.

Stage 6
How to glaze a tart  : Photo of step #6
To 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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
270 Kcal or 1,130 Kj0 gr68 gr0 gr
14 %0 %6 %0 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
360 Kcal or 1,507 Kj0 gr90 gr0 gr
18 %0 %8 %0 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Apricot glazeApricot glaze: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Breton strawberry and verbena tart, French custard tart, Exotic fruit tart, Raspberry tart, Tarte Jurassienne, ... All
Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach and blackcurrant coupe, Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad, Fruit coulis (fruit purée), Pavlova, Toasted flaked almonds, ... All

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