frida’s fruit tart recipe
8 Tbs Unsalted Butter
1 Tbs Heavy Cream
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Egg Yolk
1-1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
2/3 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar
1/4 Tsp Salt
1Whisk egg, cream, and vanilla together. Mix flour, sugar, and salt together in a food processor until combined. Slice the butter (cold) into small pieces and scatter in the food processor. Pulse until mixture resembles bread crumbs.
2With the machine running, add the egg mixture. When complete, turn the dough onto a sheet of plastic wrap and flatten into a disk. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Before rolling out the dough for the tart pan, let it sit for 10 minutes.
3Roll dough out to an 11-inch circle and fit into a 9" tart pan. Freeze tart shell for 30 minutes. When ready, fill the tart shell with a layer of foil and fill with pie weights.
4Bake on a middle shelf of the oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
5Remove the weights and foil and bake uncovered until golden, about 5–10 minutes.
6Let the tart shell cool completely.
2 Cups Half & Half
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Vanilla Bean, halved, seeds removed
5 Egg Yolks
3 Tbs Cornstarch
4 Tbs Unsalted Butter, cut and chilled
1Bring the half & half, 6 Tbs of sugar, vanilla bean, and seeds to a simmer over a medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
2As the mixture begins to simmer, whisk the egg yolks, cornstarch, and remaining sugar until smooth (in another bowl). Slowly whisk a cup of the half & half mixture into the eggs to temper, then slowly whisk the tempered eggs back into the simmering saucepan.
3Reduce the heat to medium and cook, whisking vigorously, until mixture is thickened.
4Off the heat, remove the vanilla bean and stir in the butter.
5Transfer mixture to a bowl, cover top with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled and firm, about 3 hours.
Seasonal fruit such as:
Kiwi, peeled and cut lengthways
1/2 Cup Redcurrant or Apple Jelly
1Spread the cooled pastry cream evenly over the chilled tart shell. Arrange the fruit on top as you desire.
2Melt the jelly in a saucepan over a medium-high heat. Using a pastry brush, dab the jelly over the fruit to glaze.
3To serve: remove the metal tart pan and carefully slide onto a serving platter.
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