Originally Posted by jennyema
Marsala tastes entirely different but would be better than red wine. Fortified wines each have distinctive tastes.
I just have to respectfully
ask : why choose this recipe ? Why not either buy some port or use a different recipe? I am puzzled in cases like this when one specific ingredient is the entire focus of the recipe.
Hi Jennyema, I totally understand your point as I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to traditional dishes.
In this case, the tart looked so colorful and pretty in the recipe page that I wanted to make it simply based on it's appearance (such colorful shiny grapes and beautiful nutty crust!). In my mind, the Port was incidental and could most probably be subbed with some other fortified wine I already had. Besides, I'd never buy a bottle of Port just to try out this one recipe.
(As it turned out, I found the tart too rich for my taste. I don't think I'll be making this one again.)