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Fresh Summer Berry Tart with Red Currant Glaze
|6 tablespoon(s)||unsalted butter|
|2 cup(s)||chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed|
|2 cup(s)||whole milk|
|1||vanilla bean, split and scraped|
|3 strip(s)||(1/2-inch-wide) orange zest|
|5 large||egg yolks|
|2 tablespoon(s)||all-purpose flour|
|1/4 cup(s)||whipped cream|
|3/4 cup(s)||red currants|
|2 1/2 cup(s)||blueberries|
|3/4 cup(s)||currant jelly|
- Make the crust: Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 5 tablespoons of butter and toss with the crushed cookies and 1 tablespoon honey. Press into a 9- by 9- inch square tart pan. Bake until firm -- 12 to 15 minutes -- and cool completely.
- Make the filling: Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water and place a slightly smaller bowl on top. Set aside. Heat the milk, vanilla bean and seeds, and the orange zest in a large saucepan just to a boil. Remove from the heat and let steep for 20 minutes. Whisk the egg yolks, 1/4 cup honey, and sugar together in a large bowl until thick and pale yellow. Sift the flour and cornstarch over the egg mixture and whisk until smooth. Reheat the milk just to a boil, and whisk a few tablespoons at a time into the egg mixture. Transfer back to the saucepan and cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble and thickens -- about 3 more minutes. Strain into the clean bowl of the ice bath. Dot with remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Cover with plastic wrap directly onto the surface. Cool completely.
- Assemble the tart: Fold the whipped cream into the filling. Spread filling into the cookie shell and top with the currants and berries. Heat the jelly and 1 tablespoon water. Dab over the fruit. Chill for about 30 minutes.
TIPS & TECHNIQUES
For a flavor alternative, try using shortbread cookies in place of chocolate.
Tart Inspired Designs
Blessings for a red, white and blue Memorial weekend.