Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Strawberry Tart


This is an old Williams Sonoma recipe and it's the best... I love my long and rectangular tart pans.

Tart shells:

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 t. almond extract
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2.5 cups flour

Cream sugar, shortening and butter together and add egg, extract and flour. Mix and press into tart shell. Bake 10 minutes at 350

Filling:

1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1.5 T. cornstarch
2 egg yolks
2 T. butter
1 t. vanilla
pinch salt

Simmer milk. In mixing bowl stir sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually add hot milk to sugar mixture whisking constantly. Pour back into saucepan and cook on medium heat until mixture boils and thickens, 7 to 10 minutes. Whisk in egg yolks and cook stirring until thicker, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Let cool to room temperature. Add vanilla. Makes 1.5 cups.

Fill tart pan(s) and place fresh fruit on top.

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