Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets

Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets

Often the process of cooking, adds to the pleasure of eating. And I think that these Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets are case in point. For this recipe, I spent time at the farmers market, hand-picking my ingredients fresh from baskets.

 Sadly, I never have had the satisfaction of picking produce that I worked for, nurtured or hand-reared from the earth. Food of my own, grown by my own hands. Nor too, have I had the luxury to live on my own countryside property, where wild berries poke seductively out of bushes or where succulent stone fruits hang loosely from branches.

Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets

 I’ve only ever grown a few potted herbs (poorly). This though, does not stop my green thumb from yearning for a countryside garden. A garden where berries can be picked and over-ripe fruit can be harvested… where I can grow then eat my own seasonal produce.

 Whilst my dreams of a country lifestyle are yet to be fulfilled, for now, I must be contented with purchasing my fruit as they appear from the markets. Regardless that my fingers never touched branches or dusted away the last remains of soil, I did hand-pick these stone fruit and I hand-picked them with care.

 Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets are small, delicious and luxury treats. They are utterly delicious, require only basic ingredients and are a splendid way to use up a glut of over-ripe fruit. For the tartlet base, I used my favourite brioche dough. I always have the ingredients for this dough on hand, so I’m ready to bake whenever the mood takes me. It’s a very comforting thought.

Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets
Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets

 Anybody can make these tartlets, they are so simple… and you can add all kinds of yummy and fruity toppings that take your fancy. I used succulent plums, over-ripe apricots, sweet nectarines, peaches and tart black cherries. Though, you could use white peaches or apples. Pears or raspberries would be quite nice too.

 Sweet or tart, these Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets make you remember why fresh produce is best. Serve them with a sprinkle of icing sugar and home-made vanilla bean ice cream. They are just too good.  

Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets

Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets

Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets
Serves: 18
  • Sliced stone fruit of your choosing: roughly ½ large stone fruit per tartlet
For the brioche dough:
  • 1 x 7 g (.25 oz.) instant yeast sachet
  • 2 tbsp. warm water
  • 1⅔ cup flour
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 225 g / 8 oz. butter, chopped and softened
For the frangipane:
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • 50 g / 2 oz. butter, melted
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Icing sugar, for sprinkling
For the brioche dough:
  1. Mix the yeast and water in a small bowl. Set aside to prove for 5 minutes. Combine flour, sugar and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook on a low speed. Add milk, eggs and vanilla to form a rough dough. Add the yeast mixture and increase the speed to medium. Mix to combine well for 5 minutes. Gradually add the butter on high speed for 7 minutes or until glossy and thick. Place the dough in a bowl covered with plastic wrap to rise in a warm place for 2 hours or until doubled in size.
For the frangipane:
  1. To make the frangipane, cream all the ingredients together. Set aside.
For assembly:
  1. Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1 cm / .5 inch thick. Using a 7 cm / 3 inch cutter, cut 18 rounds from the dough. Transfer the rounds to 3 x lined baking trays. Using a 5 cm / 2 inch cutter, press lightly into the rounds to create a border. Spoon a teaspoon of the frangipane into the middles of the tartlets then top with sliced fruit. Set aside for an 1 hour to rise.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F. Bake the tartlets for 15-20 minutes or until golden. Let cool before sprinkling with icing sugar.

Stone Fruit Brioche Tartlets


  • Reply Nagi@RecipeTinEats May 4, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    These tartlets are fascinating. I love how simple and fresh they are! I will definitely save this one for later 🙂

  • Reply Gabrielle January 28, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    These tartlets are the epitome of what I love about country French food; simple, fresh and made with beautiful care. I hope one day you get your slice of countryside, I’ve always wanted my own land to nurture too!

  • Reply Carla (@charliesue) January 23, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Absolutely lovely! Can’t wait to make them. 🙂

  • Reply Angie @ Friday is Cake Night January 23, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Very pretty pictures, as always! I want to make everything you make 🙂

  • Reply Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat January 21, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    Your food is so pretty and dainty. I love the way it looks.

  • Reply Aimee @ Like mother like daughter January 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    These are so pretty! I just love any and all stone fruits and I know I would love these too!

  • Reply heinstirred January 21, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Beautiful! These are so on the “to bake” list before summer ends.

  • Reply Becca January 19, 2015 at 6:13 am

    These look like the perfect remedy for a dreary January!

  • Reply mjskit January 19, 2015 at 3:15 am

    I’m with you…the pleasure of eating starts with picking out the fresh produce, then the baking, the the ultimate pleasure of biting into something as delicious as these beautiful little tarts!

  • Reply Kathi @laughingspatula January 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    These are just so rustic and fresh looking! I can’t wait to make them (After my Whole30 of course…ugh).

  • Reply Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings January 17, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Did you say frangipane? That’s my fave way to fill a tart! Hopefully one day you will get your own countryside garden 🙂

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  • Reply Joshua Rief January 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Oh, wow. These look insane. We’ve been spending more and more time at our local boulangerie, and these look exactly like something they would make and I would happily pay good money for. Incredible work, Thalia! Must make.

  • Reply Mira January 15, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Thalia, you are the queen of homemade fancy sweet treats! These tartlets look fantastic! Pinned for later!

  • Reply Abbe @ This is How I Cook January 15, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    What special little tarts! It is so fun to customize with all the different fruits. Growing fruit is fun-but a ton of work. My advice is to find a good farmers market nearby! I also have my special wild trees that I know to check. I then harvest them!

  • Reply Ella-HomeCookingAdventure January 15, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I can already imagine the taste. Really beautiful.

  • Reply Sheryl @Mama's Gotta Bake January 15, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    Hi Thalia, these tarts are stunning as is your photography!

  • Reply Diane@aplanforcooking January 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    These looks so delicious. This is just the the kind of treat I love to sneak for breakfast when nobody’s looking. I can’t wait to give it a try.

  • Reply Keri January 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    These look amazing – great photos! I hope you get your country lifestyle some day soon 🙂 There is truly nothing better than a garden in your backyard.

  • Reply Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen January 15, 2015 at 2:43 am

    My mom used to make something similar to this – she would add jam to the pastry and then top it with fruit – it was always such a special treat. Look forward to trying these, Thalia!

  • Reply Heather January 15, 2015 at 12:01 am

    How pretty and cute! Also, pretty much everything made with brioche is top notch 🙂

  • Reply Melinda @ RecipeFiction January 14, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    These look stunning. You’ve got me eager for the plums (still several months away) people insist we take home. Meeting the farmer is closer to farming than most get, right 😉

  • Reply Gina January 14, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Haha I am the same. I have only tried growing potted herbs and didn’t do the best job sadly 🙁
    But maybe one day I will have a garden…
    These look amazing! I wish we had more farmer’s markets close by me.

    Pink Wings

  • Reply Savita @ ChefDeHome January 14, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Peach is one of my favorite fruit, specially when baked! as always, great clicks, Thalia!

  • Reply Emma @ Bake Then Eat January 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    I adore the new blog design so fresh and these tartlets look so beautiful. I wish stone fruit was in season in the UK maybe I could use the winter fruit in season at the moment.

  • Reply Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron January 14, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Aw they are so pretty! I wish that stonefruits were in season here, we are in a deeeep freeze right now. Looks delicious!

  • Reply Cailee January 14, 2015 at 1:40 am

    Lovely recipe!! Love the new set up of the blog! 🙂 This looks so good!

  • Reply fanny January 14, 2015 at 12:29 am

    You know, Thalia, these are the kind of tarts that I always buy at bakeries instead of making, cos making them sounds really intimating. But you made it look so easy-breezy! OKAY, I will definitely try that.

  • Reply Amanda January 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

    These tarts are absolutely beautiful! I love your picture style also!

  • Reply Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures January 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    So elegant!

  • Reply Shiran @ pretty. simple. sweet. January 13, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Seriously Thalia, you are a mind reader! I was just about to make the same thing 🙂 They look perfect!

  • Reply easyfoodsmith January 13, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Such glorious flavors and gorgeous tartlets.

  • Reply Maggie January 13, 2015 at 6:09 am

    These tarts are so gorgeous and you’re right, the recipe looks easy enough too! We don’t have so many fruits to choose here, but I think the winter apple and pear could be nice toppings. Will save the recipe and cook with my mom later this week 🙂

  • Reply Faith (An Edible Mosaic) January 13, 2015 at 1:42 am

    These are absolutely beautiful! The fruit on top really adds a special touch. They’d be lovely with tea!

  • Reply Kim | Mom, Can I Have That? January 13, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely. Sumptuous Summer stone fruits with buttery brioche — a stunning combination. Beautiful, thoughtful post as well. No wonder I enjoy visiting here! Thanks for the respite. -Kim

  • Reply Tasbih @ Cleobuttera January 12, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    These look so elegant and chic. I can imagine myself having an imaginary fancy tea party and I would be nibbling on these with my pinky flying in the air. LOL!

  • Reply Christina @ Bake with christina January 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    These look so incredibly yummy and full of flavor! Pinned 🙂

  • Reply Shinee January 12, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Lovely tartlets. So beautiful and delicious-looking! I can only imagine how awesome they are!

  • Reply Chineka @ Savor the Baking January 12, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Going to the Farmers Market and picking fresh ingredients is one of my favorite things to do. These tartlets look beautiful and perfect for a snack.

  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats January 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    These tartlets are gorgeous!!

  • Reply The Blonde Chef January 12, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    These tartlets are so adorable and I am now dying for some stone fruit! Too bad it’s the middle of the winter here in DC 🙁 Totally jealous of your summer weather/food, Thalia! Eat double for me!

  • Reply Bonnie January 12, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    These tartlets are so beautiful! I, too, dream of an idyllic garden just brimming with fruit for the picking. These stone fruit tartlets totally evoke that vision for me! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply Marissa January 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    These are gorgeous, Thalia! I’m really excited to have a homemade frangipane recipe to try!

  • Reply Maya @ Treats and Eats January 12, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Yum! I love the idea of individual brioche tartlets, perfect for portion control (until I eat 5)!

  • Reply Annie @Maebells January 12, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Simply stunning!

  • Reply Kathleen | hapanom January 12, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    These look absolutely beautiful! Some of my favorite desserts are made with fruit and this stunning dessert you’ve created certainly rises to the top of that list.

  • Reply Jessica | A Happy food dance January 12, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    These are gorgeous! I could eat 100 of them – not even exaggerating. Congrats on your Food52 feature too 🙂

  • Reply Suzy @ The Mediterranean Dish January 12, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Beautiful tartlets! I am hungry for one right now. The brioche dough seems so simple; I must try when I actually purchase a stand mixer. What a shame that I don’t have one yet!

  • Reply Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) January 12, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I’m so in love with staring at these that I’m sure making them and tasting them is even better. Gorgeous!

  • Reply Jen @ Baked by an Introvert January 12, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    We are dealing with single digit temperatures at the moment and what I wouldn’t give to be transported to a warmer place with juicy ripe fruits. Summer cannot come soon enough. These tarts are lovely, Thalia!

  • Reply Kimberly | Chic & Sugar January 12, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    These look beautiful, Thalia. I am yearning for a sunny countryside day today! It is rainy and snowy in New York. Thanks for letting me daydream a little 🙂

  • Reply Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven January 12, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    These tarts are absolutely gorgeous, Thaila! I just love love all the colorful stunning stone fruit you packed inside—definitely makes me anxious for all things summer-fruit again!

  • Reply Alyssa January 12, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    I have no green thumb either! These are beautiful!!!

  • Reply Julia@Vikalinka January 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Oh these look absolutely lovely! I am missing summer right now pretty badly!

  • Reply Traci | Vanilla And Bean January 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Oh to grow your own… I know. It is a rewarding experience whether from a pot, small plot or larger garden, it’s such a pleasure growing your own. But, if not, a farmers market is always a great alternative. How fortunate to have access to one. The freshest of fruit and veggies makes cooking/baking at home even better and the simplicity of these tartlets allow the flavors to shine. Pair brioche with anything and my mouth is already watering! Thank you for this fabulous recipe and beautiful photography, Thalia!

  • Reply Jasmin January 12, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I don’t want to brag, but for couple of years I have a small garden in my backyard, and I love it…
    There was a looot of work at the beginning, but nothing can compete with the joy of picking
    veggies and fruits (usually barefoot) as they become ripe… Hopefully, you’ll soon make your own garden…
    But in winter, I have to go to market to make these tartlets 😉

  • Reply Janie January 12, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Ooh, they do look pretty and the perfect way to use up fruit with a fast approaching expiration date!
    Janie x

  • Reply Lucy @SupergoldenBakes January 12, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Beautiful! I want to take a bite out of that plum one (or is it nectarine??). Would be lovely to have an orchard… one day, maybe. One can dream.

  • Reply Charlotte January 12, 2015 at 8:20 am

    These look delicious and so pretty. I’m definitely going to have to give them a go sometime.

  • Reply Nguyet @ Taming of the Spoon January 12, 2015 at 3:14 am

    Tartlets are such a great way to showcase fruit. I love your idea of using a brioche dough for the base. I have always been a little intimidated by brioche dough but I might consider overcoming my fear in order to try this recipe.

  • Reply Lynn | The Road to Honey January 12, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Farmers markets are the next best thing to picking your own fruit from the tree. Unfortunately, for me, the farmers markets have been put to rest by the dreary Boston weather and stone fruits remain in my dreams until the orchards bloom once again in the summer. I will definitely dust this recipe off when that time comes.

  • Reply Liz @ Floating Kitchen January 12, 2015 at 1:25 am

    These tartlets are stunning! Little gems of sunshine!

  • Reply Maureen | Orgasmic Chef January 12, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I have a recipe for a brioche tart with custard but I love what you’ve done with these tartlets. Yummo.

  • Reply Lisa H. January 12, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Absolutely gorgeous tartlets 😀

  • Reply All that's Jas January 12, 2015 at 12:16 am

    YUMMY! You don’t need countryside property to grow your own produce! I live in the city and have a garden and few fruit trees. Unless you live in an apartment? Check out 66 Square Feet blog and cookbook – she grows a lot on her balcony. Hugs 😀

  • Reply April @ Girl Gone Gourmet January 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I wish it was summer here – so jealous! These tartlets are so freaking cute – makes me want to drink tea while wearing a fancy hat 🙂

  • Reply Pang @ circahappy January 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I would love to have these lovely dessert right now. It looks so good alongside the dream of country living that I am sure will come soon 🙂

    Nice post, Thalia 🙂

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment January 11, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Oh, you are making me long for summer with these beautiful tarts! Nothing’s better than juicy stone fruit when the weather is warm. Such a treat!

  • Reply Trish @ Well Worn Fork January 11, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    So beautiful!

  • Reply Raymund January 11, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    This is the perfect recipe for this season, in few more days stone fruits in NZ will start to appear in the markets

  • Reply June Burns January 11, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Aw, such cute tarts. Love the fruits you used in them 🙂

  • Reply Meinhilde January 11, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    These look so amazing! I’ll have to save this recipe for when peaches (my favourite) come back in season. Only 7 more months!

  • Reply Sonali- The Foodie Physician January 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Wow, these tartlets are stunning! This is my first time on your site, and I’m hooked! I love your writing and all of your food is absolutely gorgeous. I’m so glad I clicked over from your comment on Healthy Nibbles & Bits!

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