Fresh Raspberry Tart with Vanilla Creme Fraiche from The Wall St. Journal
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- 2 cup(s) creme fraiche
- 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
- 1/2 cup(s) currant jelly
- 2 tablespoon(s) framboise liqueur (or water)
- 3 1/2 cup(s) fresh raspberries
- 2 cup(s) flour
- 1/4 cup(s) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
- 2 stick(s) cold unsalted butter cut into pieces
- 4 tablespoon(s) ice water
- 1. Make vanilla creme fraiche: Add creme fraiche, vanilla and sugar to a small bowl & stir to combine.
- 2. Make currant glaze: Warm curant jelly in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Add framboise (or water) to jelly in a slow stream, stirring to combine, until consistency is like heavy cream.
- 3. Make sweet pie crust: Mix flour & 2 cups sugar together in a food processor. Add butter & pulse until pea-size clumps form. With food processor off, pour 3 1/2 tablespoons water evenly over top. Pulse until no dry patches remain, taking care not to allow dough to form a ball. Grab a handful of dough and squeeze. If dough will not cohere, add remaining water to dough in food processor and pulse to incorporate. Remove dough from food processor and form a ball with your hands. Flatten dough into a disc on parchment paper. Place a second piece of parchment on top and use a rolling pin to roll out dough until circle is about 13" in diameter. Press dough into a 10" fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. To form a thick & sturdy edge, fold excess dough inward & press against sides of tart pan. For a more delicate edge, trim away excess dough. Refrigerate unbaked crust at least 1 hour or as long as 48 hours. Once dough has rested, preheat oven to 400 degrees, and position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Cover pie crust with a sheet of aluminum foil, gently pressing down over sides and bottom of crust to prevent over-browning. Fill foil-covered crust with dried beans or rice and bake 20 minutes. Remove crust from oven. Discard foil & beans and prick crust several times with a fork. Return crust to oven and bake until golden, 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
- 4. Use a pastry brush to cover bottom of crust with currant glaze. Starting in center of crust, arrange raspberries in a spiral, continuing until crust is covered.
- 5. Use a pastry brush to glaze raspberry tops. Repeat with a second coat of glaze. Serve immediately, passing around a bowl of vanilla creme fraiche for topping. Tart is best if served within 3 hours. Do not refrigerate.
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