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Tarts were palm-sized pastry shells that were baked in Waterdeep. They were available for sale across Faerûn through Aurora's Emporium.[1]

Description[]

The typical shape of a tart was curved at the edges so it could hold sweet or savory fillings such as jam, lemon curd, or minced meat. Tarts purchased through Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue were shipped in wooden crates to prevent them from breaking during transport.[1]

Types of Tarts[]

Hand tarts
A tart the was the size of a humanoid's palm. They were quite common in the inns, taverns, and private homes of Neverwinter. Common fillings included almonds and gooseberries.[2]

Notable Users of Tarts[]

General[]

  • It was quite common for inns of average quality in the Realms to serve tarts filled with either cherries or some type of berries as the desert in a four-course meal.[3]
  • It was quite common for high-end establishments in the Realms to serve fruit tarts as the first of two deserts in a full-course meal, what was known as the "First Sweet." Such tarts were typically filled with either cherries, gooseberries, or other local varieties. They also were often stewed in brandy or cordial.[3]

Businesses[]

  • The Fast Sails, a tavern in Tulmene, servd a wide variety of tarts to its patrons at a price of 2 copper pieces for a set of three. The types of tart fillings on offer were bacon, clam, eel, fish, and seabird.[4]
  • Feldepost's Inn offered its patrons tarts with a mushroom filling.[5]
  • Harnsar's Board offered its patrons tarts with an apple filling.[6]
  • High Flagon, a gambling hall in Waterdeep, offered its patrons both sweet and savory tarts, each for 2 and 3 silver pieces respectively. These sweet tarts tended to have a filling of one or more blackberries, blueberries, cranberries, gooseberries, or raspberries. While savory tarts tended to be filled with small game, such as rabbit or quail.[7]
  • Oak Father's Boon, an inn in Mosstone, served its patrons upland tarts, forester's tarts, streamside tarts, and bounty tarts.[8]

Races & Sentient Creatures[]

  • Tarts made with various types of berries were a common desert item among elves, typically sweetened with a mash of berry juices.[9]
  • When it came to portable individual meals, gnomes preferred very sweet desert tarts.[10]

Trivia[]

Miniature tarts were a material component for the spell Tasha's hideous laughter.[11][12][13]

Appendix[]

See Also[]

Appearances[]

Video Games
Baldur's Gate III

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jeff Grubb, Julia Martin, Steven E. Schend et al (1992). Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue. (TSR, Inc), p. 121. ISBN 0-5607-6327-2.
  2. Ed Greenwood (11-26-2019). Neverwinter Cuisine (Tweet). theedverse. Twitter. Archived from the original on 5-16-2021. Retrieved on 5-16-2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ed Greenwood (10-10-2019). Four-course meals of the Realms (Tweet). theedverse. Twitter. Archived from the original on 5-16-2021. Retrieved on 5-16-2021.
  4. Ed Greenwood (2000). Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate II. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 86. ISBN 0-7869-1626-5.
  5. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 29. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  6. Ed Greenwood (August 2005). “Cities of the Realms: Crimmor, City of Caravans”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #334 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 30.
  7. Ed Greenwood (December 2002). “Elminster's Guide to the Realms: The High Flagon”. In Jesse Decker ed. Dragon #302 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 77.
  8. Ed Greenwood (2000). Volo's Guide to Baldur's Gate II. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 104. ISBN 0-7869-1626-5.
  9. Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 90. ISBN 0786960345.
  10. Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 91. ISBN 0786960345.
  11. Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook, Skip Williams (July 2003). Player's Handbook v.3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 292. ISBN 0-7869-2886-7.
  12. David "Zeb" Cook (August 1989). Player's Handbook (2nd edition). (TSR, Inc.), p. 146. ISBN 0-88038-716-5.
  13. Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford (2014). Player's Handbook 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 280. ISBN 978-0-7869-6560-1.
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