Vanilla-Buttermilk Tarts

Southern Living
Vanilla-Buttermilk TartsRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Individual Vanilla-Buttermilk Tarts make impressive desserts. Top the tarts with fresh fruit and basil sprigs for a darling and attractive garnish.
Makes 8 tarts


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2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
1 (8- or 10-oz.) package frozen tart shells
Toppings: fresh fruit, fresh basil sprigs


Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 4 Hours, 30 Minutes

1. Whisk together sugar and flour in a 3-qt. heavy saucepan; add buttermilk and eggs, and whisk until blended. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 7 to 8 minutes or until a pudding-like thickness. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla bean paste. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.

2. Meanwhile, bake frozen tart shells according to package directions, and cool completely (about 30 minutes). Spoon custard into tart shells, and top with desired toppings just before serving.

Created date

February 2012