Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on Time
30 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 30 Mins
Yield
Makes 8 tarts

Individual Vanilla-Buttermilk Tarts make impressive desserts. Top the tarts with fresh fruit and basil sprigs for a darling and attractive garnish.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

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