Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wanna Tart?

Got the baking bug this weekend and decided that a batch of fruit tarts would be necessary. Dug out this great recipe for the crust, the most important part of a tart. Perfectly flakey and buttery, yum! Filled some with apples cooked in butter, sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon. Filled others with peaches prepared in a similar manner. I also baked a crust blind and made a custard. This I will fill with bananas and cream. Here is a sample:

Butter Pie Crust Dough
1-1/4 cp. All Purpose Flour
1/2 tbl. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 cp. chilled Unsalted Butter (1/2" cubes)
3 tbl. Ice Water

Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until you have a coarse meal. Add the water and work in until you have moist clumps. Make into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Use for your favorite tart.
This makes one 9" tart.

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