For the month of December The French Tarte offers cookies, tartes and sweet treats. Orders for any other goods in this menu will be accepted after the New Year holiday. Thanks for your understanding and have a stupendous holiday season. Cheers!

December 2018 holiday offerings: orders accepted with three days notice through the end of December. NOTE: tarte orders for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day must be placed by Tuesday, December 18 for Christmas Eve delivery. Contact me if you’re interested in a tarte for the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Thanks!

All Butter Shortbread Cookies: individual flavors packaged in tubes, 8 cookies for $6. Also available in gift bags of choose-your flavors: two tubes for $13 (small surcharge helps cover my packaging costs - thanks for understanding).

If you don’t need gift packaging, cookies are also available by the dozen at $7/dozen or $6.50/dozen if ordering 4 dozen or more. Choose your flavors! Perfect for your holiday dessert table.

Vanilla bean
Sea salt caramel
Tart cherry
Pistachio lemon sesame
Cranberry almond
Espresso nib
Citrus ginger
Toasted pecan

 Two flavor gift bag

Two flavor gift bag

Limited edition holiday cookie assortment: four flavors, total of 28 cookies seasonally packaged for $26.
Citrus snowballs
Cocoa hazelnut drops
Raspberry almond thumbprints
English toffee shortbread


2018 December holiday tarte offerings (think nuts!): $30 for a nine inch tarte. $18 for a 5.5 inch sharing tarte (see below!)
Available for the month of December, three days notice please. Last orders accepted Tuesday, December 18 for Christmas Eve pickup or delivery in the greater Grand Rapids area. Call Susan 774.280.4803 or email

1. Chock-full-of-nuts caramel nut tart: almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios/honey caramel filling/ almond pâte sucrée crust/”string of pearls” whipped cream and sesame crunch garnish. Think of the best nut bar you’ve ever had - this is even better!
2. Pecan caramel chocolate truffle tart: toasted pecans/caramel nestled in a chocolate short crust/topped with chocolate ganache and chocolate crunchy-crumbs.

NOTE: both of these 9” tarts will serve 10-12 (or maybe a few more) since you only need a little slice to enjoy them! Whoa baby.

 Chock full of nuts caramel nut tart - this one’s a keeper!

Chock full of nuts caramel nut tart - this one’s a keeper!

If you’re gathering this year with just a few friends or family and are on the try-different-tastes-smaller-portions bandwagon, consider the 5.5” sharing tartes - perfect for petite slices for 4-6 people.

 Pecan caramel chocolate truffle sharing tart

Pecan caramel chocolate truffle sharing tart

Chocolate almond caramel rice crisps: 5 ounce gift bag for $7.


The menu below will be available again after the New Year. Happy 2019 everyone!

Tartes: all are available in 9” size which generally serves 8 for $30 (caramel nut $32); 3” individual size for $4 each (caramel nut $4.50); bite size petits fours tartelettes for $24/dozen (caramel nut $28/dozen).

Classic tarte offerings:
Classic tarte au citron (lemon-lime): tangy lemon-lime in a pâte sucrée crust/whipped mascarpone garnish
Chocolate ganache: smooth, silky dark chocolate ganache filling in a cocoa pâte sucrée crust/chocolate crunchies garnish
Caramel nut (October-March): almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans and pistachios in a caramel filling baked in a pâte sucrée d’amandes crust
Rustic free-form fruit galette: seasonal fruits baked in a pâte sucrée crust
Baked fruit tart: fruit(s) of the season baked in a choice of custard or almond cream (pistachio and hazelnut also available) filling (example pear-almond tart available September - March).
Fresh fruit tart: the quintessential French tarte - pâte sucrée with classic crème pâtissiére filling, topped with fresh fruit

If you have favorite flavor combinations that please you, I can create a tart just for you. How about blackberry hazelnut, tiramisu or brownie chunk chocolate milk shake? Those are just some of the tarts I've created for customers over the years.  Use your imagination!

Viennoiserie: made with my own hand-made croissant or puff pastry dough, all items require 3 days notice and a minimum of 6 of any individual pastry.
Twice baked croissant aux amandes (almond croissant) $4 each (minimum 6)
Chausson aux pommes (apple turnover) $3 each (minimum 6)
Pecan spice bun $3.50 each (minimum 6)
Kouign-amann $3.50 each (minimum 6)

Tea Cakes: Petite 2-3 bite size: $21/dozen/minimum 1 dozen any individual flavor; standard “muffin” size: $30/dozen, minimum 1 dozen any individual flavor. Garnishes include flavor variations of Swiss meringue buttercream (examples: mocha and honey orange), dark and white chocolate ganache, whipped mascarpone cream or nut crumble toppings. Contact me with any questions or specific flavor requests.
Cocoa Hazelnut
Pear Ginger (September-March)
Matcha Berry
Orange Pistachio

Scones: $2.75 each/minimum 6 of any individual flavor
Lemon cream
Orange cranberry
English Cheddar

Contact me to help you create a lovely assortment for your afternoon tea, luncheon or special occasion. Profiteroles, tartelettes, petits fours cakes, puff pastry treats, shortbread - lots to choose from!