It goes without saying that I love all the big feasts around the holidays -- the multi-course Christmas Eve extravaganza at my Uncle's; Christmas Dinner itself, anchored by the once-a-year showcasing of my mother-in-law's port-marinated filet; our own family-of-four's annual fancy feast with the kids, complete with fussy finger foods like gougeres. But arguably my most favorite excuse to get around the table is a meal that for whatever reason can fly under-the-radar -- the post-gift-opening brunch. This year, I'm not going to be the short-order scrambled egg and pancake elf that I usually am. I'm going to have a few of these tarts made ahead of time, so all I need to remember to do when I wake up on Christmas morning is cover them with foil and heat in a 300°F oven for 25 minutes. Perfect.
Total Time: More Than 60 Mins