I had grapes. Lots and lots of grapes. And I was sick of having grape juice.

That’s when I decided to try out this wonderfully easy grape tart. It took me several tries to get the crust just right and beautifully crumbly, but when I nailed it, I felt like I was on top of the world.


And this is a shoot I thoroughly enjoyed. The tarts were fresh out of the oven and full of juicy goodness and as I was photographing, I couldn’t help but take a few bites every now and then. It was SO good!

This easy grape tart is SO easy to make that it literally takes minutes to put everything together and pop in the oven.


There is so much elegance in the simplicity of this dish. The rustic tarts not only look ravishing, they taste oh-so-beautiful as well. The flavors are clean and sophisticated, the tartness of the grapes set off by the caramelized brown sugar, flanked by the buttery, flakey crust combining an intense blast of flavor with a mellow buttery caress. The grapes have burst and poured forth their deep, dark, amber juices and melded with the brown sugar creating a thick, sinful jam of its own. This is ideal as a snack, a teatime treat or as an elegant treat for when friends and family come over.

Baking tips

  • Wash the grapes well before using.
  • Always use granulated sugar for the recipe. I’ve found that it works best.
  • You can make the crust before hand and freeze. It keeps very well for up to 2 weeks.