French Fridays with Dorie – Gèrard’s Mustard Tart

by Jessica on October 8, 2010

Mustard Tart |

Welcome to ‘Week 2’ of French Fridays with Dorie!! Ms. Greenspan’s pick for this week is Gèrard’s Mustard Tart… a tart tart, if you will. 😉 I must admit that when I heard the words ‘mustard’ and ‘tart’ together in the same sentence, I was a bit put off. Now, I love mustard as much as (if not more than) the next guy (especially on my fries), but I didn’t ever think it would be something I put into a tart shell.

Knowing this, I planned to present the tart to the German ‘Iron Stomach’, aka Dad. This man will eat anything… breads and cheeses with the mold cut off and week-old tuna salad to name a few. Best-by dates mean nothing to this guy. Got leftovers from four days ago? He’ll eat ’em. Seriously, his refrigerator drawer at work looks like a nuclear waste plant. Okay, maybe that’s going a bit far, but he will eat some gross things. But, the thing that’s most odd about it, is that he doesn’t prefer to eat chicken. “It’s too bland,” he says. I know… I said he was weird. 🙂

Mustard Tart |

But, I digress. Dorie calls for two mustards in this tart: Dijon and another of your choice. So for Dad, I chose a Düsseldorf blend. Similar to Dijon, but with a sweeter bite. And what do you know? I loved it. It was smooth with a sharp tang. Perfect with that buttery tart crust – just amazing. Dad? He loved it, too. Took it to work for lunch one day, then took the leftovers for lunch at an event a few days later (of course).

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#2 – Gèrard’s Mustard Tart
Source: Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Mustard Tart |


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 tia October 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm

those are some truly beautiful pics. GREAT job!


2 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) October 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

So colorful!!! Very pretty!!


3 Jeannette October 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Oh this looks FAB!

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4 Flourchild October 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm

It looks perfect! Im glad you liked it! ALl these new recipes are fun to try!


5 Spike October 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Those colors are just beautiful! of course your dad loved it. my bf is the same way- will eat anything, expired or not


6 Becky O. October 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Wonderful photos and color. I loved this tart–I made the tomato version.


7 Sarah at Good Bite In October 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm

This looks lovely … you did a good job with it!


8 Cakelaw October 8, 2010 at 5:44 pm

This tart looks perfect – and it was a surprise hit here too.


9 Wendy (The Local Cook) October 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Isn’t it funny how sometimes a recipe seems strange but then in the end it turns out?


10 Lisa October 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm

That tart looks absolutely stunning!


11 Jacque October 10, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Sounds like your dad is a handy guy to have around, lol. Your tart is picture perfect.


12 CrustaBakes October 11, 2010 at 12:23 am

“Seriously, his refrigerator drawer at work looks like a nuclear waste plant.” LOL


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