SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS

SWEET AND SAVORY TARTS

Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Dessert, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Occasion Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Formal Party, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines day
By author EVOO Marketplace-Lauren May

Ingredients

Lavender Tart Crust

  • 1.5 tablespoons Organic Butter Flavored Olive Oil (EVOO Marketplace)
  • 1 1/4 cup Graham Crackers (Finely Chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Lavender Flowers
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar

Poached Pears

  • 1 cup Cinnamon-Pear Infused Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Maketplace)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dry Sherry Wine
  • dash Sea Salt
  • dash Pepper

Custard Tart Filling

  • 3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 3 Large Eggs (2 Whole Eggs, 1 Egg Yolk)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanllia Extract
  • 2 tablespoons Whole Milk

Directions

Lavender Tart Crust
Step 1
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Massage with hands until all crackers are coated and when pinched together hold together.
Step 2
Transfer all ingredients into a non-stick 9” tart pan, or two 4” tart pans, whichever you prefer.
Step 3
With a piece of plastic wrap as a barrier for your hands, push and mold the crust into the tart pan, allowing ¼” thickness throughout.
Step 4
Bake in the oven at 350F for 10 minutes, or until the crusts are nutty and aromatic.
Poached Pears
Step 5
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, mix sugar until dissolved on low heat.
Step 6
Add pears and allow poaching liquid to come to a gentle boil.
Step 7
Remove from heat and leave pears to remain steeping inside liquid for 15-20 minutes. Remove pears and slice as desired.
Custard Tart Filling
Step 8
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Gradually, whisk in milk, skimming off any small bubbles that may rise to the surface. Mix to a smooth texture.
Step 9
Pour custard mixture into tart pan. Arrange poached pears in desired placement into the pan.
Step 10
Bake at 350F for 30 minutes, or until custard has set firmly.
Step 11
Garnish with caramelized (sautéed) Onions or Prosciutto, and a drizzle with reduced Lavender Balsamic.

Note

Click below to purchase these EVOO Marketplace products online:

Organic Butter Flavored Olive Oil

Cinnamon Pear Dark Balsamic

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