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Misty Morning and Cherry Tart with Maple Cream

Good morning, dear ones!! I am so excited for this beautiful weekend to start!

Last night I got to indulge in one of my favorite rituals. Every few weeks my friends Art and Donna join me, Mums and Dad at our favorite Mexican restaurant where we all order the same thing, the waiters greet us like old friends and, when the boss is in, bring us free after dinner drinks to warm our bones. Then Dad heads home (he gets up obscenely early for work) and the rest of us adjourn to Art and Donna’s place for British murder mysteries like Foyle’s War or Inspector Lewis and dessert. This week they introduced us to the irascible Doc Martin set in oh-s0-gorgeous Cornwall and served us these beeyootiful plates of cream-filled chocolate cake to go with our rose-scented tea. Bliss.

This morning I awoke to a misty wonderland and just had to shuffle out through the dew-covered grass to capture it.

I do love mornings like this when the fog shrouds everything in cozy quietness.ย  Reminds me I need to track down some firewood for my fireplace before fall arrives. I’ve never had my very own fireplace before, but it’s something I’ve always longed for so I’m thrilled to bits. I can’t wait for cold misty mornings this fall when I get to snuggle in by the fire with my tea in one hand and a ripping good book in the other.

What are your plans for this weekend, my friend? Will you be relaxing and puttering or dashing about from one fun thing to the next?

I cleaned my house like mad this week, so now I get to enjoy it and tackle sorting through the boxes of papers I hid in my closet when my aunts came over. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tonight I get to join my friends for dinner and a movie. I love watching movies at their place. They have a massive screen and the comfiest couches and we all pile in and eat popcorn made on the stove and have a marvy time. I don’t know what we’re having for dinner yet, but I’ve got dessert all ready to go: Rainier Cherry Tart with Maple Cream and a Gluten-Free Maple Crust. My whole apartment smells absolutely divine and I can’t wait to dig in!

Happiest of weekends to you, dear folks, and I’ll see you Monday morning!!

Rainier Cherry Tart with Maple Cream and a Gluten-Free Maple Crust


2 cups cherries, pitted and halved
1/4 cup blueberries
1 package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp maple extract

For the Crust:

1 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp maple extract
1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Blend cream cheese, coconut milk, maple syrup and maple extract until smooth. Set aside but do not chill.
  3. Mix all crust ingredients, add a little flour if too soft. Press evenly into 9-inch tart pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until crust is golden brown.
  4. Let crust cool, then spread cream mixture in the bottom and top with fruit. Chill until ready to serve.
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FlowerLady - What wonderful pictures and the tart looks delicious! I’m saving the recipe.

Love and hugs to you dear Krista ~ FlowerLady

Gourmantic - This tart looks divine! Makes me long for long hot summer days ๐Ÿ™‚

Chaya - This is a beauty. I love the gluten free crust. Did you make it for your friend. You are considerate.

I can make this for hubby. All those gorgeous cherries.

Loved the misty photo. Is that where you live. It is so country…

Duchess - I don’t know why I’ve never thought of putting cherries on a tart like that before! Simply beautiful though!

Rosa - Wow, it is incredibly misty where you live. That tart is splendid! A deelicious treat.



Alli - Beautiful misty photo, at this time of year when I drive to work through our valley I always wish I had brought my camera to capture this type of scene, i haven’t quite managed it yet!

Joanne - Sitting down to this pie and a movie sounds like the best way to spend a weekend night! I love all of the maple in it – it’s one of my favorite flavors!

Mexican dinner with friends and family is so much fun! I’m glad you had a good time.

Chef Dennis - your pictures are just incredible!! that cherry tart looks amazing, I think Rainer cherries have to be my favorite, we don’t see them around here very often!
thanks for a great recipe, and those beautiful images!

mallory - This looks incredible! I’ve got a gluten free friend that would enjoy this immensely, don’t need a better excuse than that. Innovative idea mixing the maple, with the coconut and cherry. Yum!

Katie@Cozydelicious - That tart looks fantastic. I adore ranier cherries, and love the idea of pairing cherries and maple. Way to make movie night all fancy!

Rebekah - I’ve just stumbled across your site, and from this one post alone, I can tell I will love your content. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful, and the food looks decadent! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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The tart image is just absolutely incredible!

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bellini valli - I picked up a bag of Rainier cherries last week, of course they are gone, using them in a dessert as well as just snacking. Your tart looks delicious. Enjoy your weekend!!

Sook - What a beautiful and colorful tart! Love all the fresh berries and fruit.

RamblingTart - PLEASE come over, Jacqueline!! I’ll save a big slice just for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Thank you, dear Mary! ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you like them both. Yes, I miss Inspector Morse too. Thank goodness for re-runs, eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

RamblingTart - Aren’t they wonderful, El? I’m so glad you like them too. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jacqueline - I love the contrast in your photos: the breathtaking mist and the gorgeous colour pops. Can I climb in and have a piece of tart as well?

Have a wonder-full weekend! xx

Mary - Your photos of the woods in mist are stunning and your tart ain’t bad either. I love Foyle’s War, though I must admit I haven’t gotten over the loss of Inspector Moss. Lewis just is not his equal. We mystery lovers owe the BBC a debt of gratitude. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

elra - Love misty morning, it’s easier on my eyes then glaring sun ๐Ÿ™‚

The tart is almost too gorgeous to eat.

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