Fresh Cherry Tart
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Stand: 30 Minutes
Bake: 45 Minutes
Cool: 20 Minutes
- Parchment paper
- Vegetable cooking spray
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh cherries, pitted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cherry preserves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/2 (15-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Sweet Cream Topping (optional)
- 1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; coat parchment paper with cooking spray.
- 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together cherries and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Let stand 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- 3. Unroll piecrust on prepared baking sheet. Roll into a 12-inch circle.
- 4. Drain cherry mixture, reserving liquid. Toss cherries in flour.
- 5. Mound cherries in center of piecrust, leaving a 3-inch border. Fold piecrust border up and over cherries, pleating as you go, leaving an opening about 5 inches wide in center.
- 6. Stir together egg and 1 Tbsp. water. Brush piecrust with egg mixture, and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. sugar.
- 7. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until filling is bubbly and crust is golden. Carefully transfer tart on parchment paper to a wire rack; cool 20 minutes.
- 8. Meanwhile, bring reserved cherry liquid to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Boil 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Let cool slightly. Brush or drizzle 1 to 2 Tbsp. hot cherry liquid over exposed fruit in center of tart. Serve immediately with remaining cherry syrup, and, if desired, Sweet Cream Topping.
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