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But honestly, why just daydream when we can all put our passion for food to action!? And so I got up, walked with a purpose to my pantry and fridge, and told myself I needed to make a gorgeous tart to bring the berries of the season with the passion for food and dessert to life!!! And I needed to do it now!
And here was the result!!!
Summer Fruit Tart
What You Need:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
Zest of 1/2 Lemon
Zest of 1/2 Lime
1 Stick Butter, cold
1 Egg Yolk (save the white)
1/2 cup Lemon Curd
1/4 cup Flour
3 tbsp Cornstarch
2 cups Milk
1/3 cup Honey
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp Butter
1/2 Peach or Apricot Jelly
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
The crust is similar to that made for the pop tart recipe, only in place of chocolate I made it citrus rich to highlight the season. Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahreneheit. While the oven is heating, place the flour, sugar and zest into your food processor and pulsate10-12 times. Stop.
Add the butter and egg yolk-- be sure the butter is cold, and cube it to ease the food processors work. Pulsate the butter and egg yolk into the flour until the consistency is like wet sand -- in other words until the dough pulls from the sides.
Press this mixture into a greased tart pan and bake 12-15 minutes, until it is light brown. Remove and let cool.
To start the filling, place the the lemon curd with the egg white saved from the crust and the remaining 3 eegs into a large bowl and whisk to blend.
In a small bowl combine the flour, cornstarch and salt. Add this to the lemon and egg mixture and set aside.
In a small saucepan, simmer the milk, vanilla, and honey. The next step is to tempure the eggs. To do so, slowly add about 1/4 of the mixture to the egg and lemon mixture and whisk.
Now add the lemon and egg mixture back into the sauce pan and heat 3-5 minutes, until it bubbles. Whisk the entire time to prevent lumps of cornstarch forming.
Turn off heat, whisk in the butter, and pour into the chilled tart shell. Chill 4-5 hours.
You want to add the berries no more than 2 hours before serving. Otherwise they can cause the tart to sog up. Before you are ready to serve, heat the jelly and lemon juice in a sauce pan over medium heat, pour some of the glaze over the tart to lock in the custard. top with your berries however you desire, then brush with the remaining glaze.
This was beyond amazing. Everyone I served it too took pictures before eating (yay!). Here was one photo from a guest "Danielle" who posted this on Instagram:
Thanks for visiting BB and sharing my summer tart with me! I hope you enjoy!