This simple tart has a barely there pastry that allows summer's juiciest orchard fruits to shine. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a splash of Armagnac for a luxurious finish.
This mix of fruit preserved in rum is a fabulous way to enjoy summer fruits right through the winter spooned over ice cream or pancakes. Begin preparing the mixture when strawberries are in season and add seasonal fruit right into fall. Each addition should be about 1 lb (500 g) of prepared fruit. To have the Rumtopf ready by December, make the last addition by the first week of October.
Three simple ingredients are all you need to make the best ricotta you've ever tasted. For an extra-indulgent treat, opt for organic whole milk, which is slightly higher in milk fat. This ricotta is most delicious served right away and warm, and it makes the most decadent and impressive topping for toasted bread.