Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts all on a summer's day

Had some berries going bad, so Dan requested I figure out what to do with them.

The tart is reminiscent of a delicate Orange Juilus flavor, the berries add a nice bite to it all. After Dan's first bite - of the still-warm-not-quite-set-I'm-too-impatient-to-wait-till-it-cools-all-the-way-tart was a sudden - distracted from WOW - "Oh MMM!"

Orange Cream Berry Tart

Shortbread Crust

2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp or so salt

preheat 350
Beat butter, shortening and sugar till light and fluffy
mix in flour, salt, and baking powder
press into greased pan on bottom and up sides - it'll be rather thick.
prick all over with a fork to avoid too much puffing
Bake 15 minutes or till just starts to turn golden brown.

Orange Cream Tart

4 eggs
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup whole milk or cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients, mix to blended well, try not to overmix. Strain out the larger egg yolk lumps as you pour into the cooked pie crust.
Cook in oven at 350 for 20-25 minutes. the middle will be runny - it'll become sold as it cools. Cool completely.

I topped this tart with three different berries, blackberries, raspberries and .. white raspberries?


Sue said...

Mmmm, that's pretty!

Ammy Lea said...

Bringing it into work today I realized that it's patriotic!

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