All-Star Berry Tart

All-Star Berry Tart Recipe
Fill a tart shell with a rich pastry cream and arrange fresh berries on the top in a star shape for a dessert that's perfect for patriotic holidays.

Yield:

8 Servings

Nutritional Information

Calories 412
Fat 16 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 66 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 140 mg

Ingredients

1 homemade or store-bought pie crust (not in pan)
Pastry cream:
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups milk
2 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Topping:
1 cup apricot jam
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 pints fresh blueberries
2 pints fresh raspberries

Preparation

Follow package instructions to fit crust into a 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom, and bake until light golden.

Make pastry cream: Mix flour, cornstarch and sugar in a bowl. Add 1/3 cup milk; beat until smooth. Whisk in yolks. In a pan, bring remaining milk to a simmer. Whisking constantly, pour hot milk into yolk mixture. Pour back into pan and bring to a boil, stirring. Boil for 2 minutes, whisking. Remove from heat; beat in butter and vanilla. Pour into a bowl; press plastic wrap directly onto surface of pastry cream. Chill 1 hour.

Finish tart: Stir jam, lemon juice and 2 Tbsp. water in a pan over low heat until jam melts; strain. Remove crust from tart pan; brush with jam glaze. Spread pastry cream evenly. Arrange raspberries in center, forming a star. Fill in remaining surface with blueberries. Brush tart with remaining glaze.

June 2008
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