Munchies & Minis | Hriiat ‘s Almond & Apple Tarts

Almond & Apple Tarts from D&D's Hriiat Fine Pastries. Recipe by The Gluttonous Geek.

Welcome back, Geeky Gluttons, to another episode of Munchies & Minis!

Munchies & Minis is my tabletop RPG-inspired live cooking show for those just joining us. Once a week, I make a snack or meal to pair with a side of dice rolls. You can catch me on Twitch (unless indicated otherwise on social media) Wednesday nights at 7 pm EST.

For our last video, we made some waffle-shaped waybread inspired by the web series JourneyQuest. In this episode, we return to D&D’s Waterdeep for some almond-and-apple tarts from Hriiat Fine Pastries.

Especially Fine Pastries

We learn of Hriiat (pronounced Hur-EE-at) Fine Pastries from Volo’s Guide to Waterdeep. This bakery in the city’s North Ward specializes in sweet and savory pastries for the gourmand on the go. While I plan to eventually make the ambitious “meal loaf” Hriiat is famous for, in this episode, I wanted to reimagine his “hand-sized almond-and-apple sugar tarts.”

What strikes me about Hriiat’s menu, as opposed to any other bake shop, is Volo’s description of the flavors rather than textures. We read about spicy sauces, stir-fried vegetables, and curried meats. Compared to the savory offerings, apples, almonds, and sugar seem basic and bland. That’s why I made my crust from gingersnap crumbs for these tarts and infused the custard filling with almond extract and lime zest.

Want to learn how to make Hriiat’s Almond & Apple Tarts for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!

Hriiat ‘s Almond & Apple Tarts

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Almond & Apple Tarts from D&D's Hriiat Fine Pastries. Recipe by The Gluttonous Geek.

I hope this episode inspired you to start a culinary campaign of your own. Next week, I’ll continue the third season of Munchies & Minis with a recipe chosen by my Patreon subscribers!

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The Gluttonous Geek