So, offer to bring a gorgeous pie (or cobbler, crisp, crumble, tart, compote or charlotte) to your next potluck invite.
An effort was made in the 1980s to tart Nancy up, in a series called Nancy Drew Case Files, which Lawrence regards as a failure.
Press the pastry into the bottom and sides of a fluted 9-inch tart pan with a removeable base.
But why do they have to tart up what used to be classy red carpet events or football extravaganzas?
To make the tart, butter the inside of a 10-inch quiche mold or springform pan.
Core large, tart apples and fill the cavities with the figs.
Tis my only consolation that I snatched the tart and eat it as I ran.
At this juncture the first thief appears and demands the tart, whereupon the irate pastry-cook turns his rage upon him.
It may be the tart was good; but how fresh the appetite was!
Tomatoes, tart apples or green leaves, raw or cooked, are anti-bilious foods.
"having a sharp taste," late 14c., perhaps from Old English teart "painful, sharp, severe" (in reference to punishment, pain, suffering), of unknown origin; possibly related to the root of teran "to tear." Figurative use, with reference to words, speech, etc., is attested from c.1600.
"small pie," c.1400, from Old French tarte "flat, open-topped pastry" (13c.), possibly an alteration of torte, from Late Latin torta "round loaf of bread" (in Medieval Latin "a cake, tart"), infl. in Middle English by tart (adj.).
A promiscuous woman, esp a prostitute; harlot; hooker: nothing cheap for us like the grimy tarts on Mercury Street
[1887+; fr tart, the pastry confection, esp the English jam-tart; in original early 1800s use it meant any pleasant or attractive woman and only specialized at the end of the century]