Fruit Tart

fruit tart

This is a conglomeration of various recipes I found on Epicurious.

1/2 cup unhusked hazelnuts
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
6 tablespoons butter, melted

2 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup apricot jam
1 tablespoon water

Various fresh fruits, like berries, plums, kiwis, figs and apricots

To make the tart crust, pulse the hazelnuts and 1/2 cup flour in a food processor until fine. Add the hazelnut flour to a large bowl and whisk in the remaining 1 cup of flour, pinch of salt and sugar. Add the melted butter to the dry mixture and combine with your fingers until the texture is crumbly. Pour the dough into a tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing the mixture firmly onto the bottom and sides of the pan. Freeze the crust for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, then bake the tart for 35 minutes. Set aside until the filling it ready.

For the filling, in a large bowl combine the egg yolks, sugar, flour and vanilla extract. Whisk until the mixture is pale and thick. In a small saucepan heat the whole milk until it is almost boiling. Slowly pour the heated milk into the egg mixture, making sure to continuously whisk so that the eggs do not cook. Return the custard to the saucepan over low heat and whisk for an additional two minutes to thicken the mixture. Remove from the heat and pour the custard into a bowl and cover the filling with a layer of plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming. Chill in the refrigerator.

In a small saucepan combine the apricot jam and water, whisking until the mixture liquifies. Using a pastry brush, brush a thin layer of the glaze onto the cooled tart crust. Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes. Spoon the cooled filling into the crust, spreading the mixture so it fills the crust evenly and smoothly. Arrange various fresh fruits on top of the filling. Brush a light layer of the glaze on top of the fruit. Serve it as a dessert or for breakfast.


2 responses to “Fruit Tart

  1. OMG, that looks sooo inviting! A breakfast worth getting out of bed for…

  2. Man this looks good. I don’t know what’s more appealing the beautiful picture with the bright fresh fruit or the recipe itself! This is one I just may have to try!

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