February 14, 2007

Raspberry-Rhubarb Tart



Ingredients:

crust:
4 oz cold block cream cheese
1 cup flour
1/2 cup cold butter, cut into tablespoons
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoons salt

filling:
2 cups diced rhubarb
1 cup raspberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
1 egg yolk


Directions:
For the crust:
Preheat oven to 400F. Place all of the crust ingredients in the food processor. Pulse until dough just comes together. It will be sticky. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Press into tart pan. Set aside.

For the filling:
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the whole eggs, the egg yolk, sugar, vanilla, salt and cream. Arrange the rhubarb and the raspberries on the pie crust. Pour the egg/cream mixture over the fruit.


Cover the very edge of the pan with foil all the way around and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the the custard is set. Remove to a wire rack and cool. Serve at room temperature.



My thoughts:
My very sweet husband made this for me for Valentine's Day. It was very pretty and sweet-tart. I think next time we make it with fresh berries we will beat a few into the cream mixture to make it pink throughout. I think using frozen raspberries (which tend to leech their color more readily) would have the same effect.

11 comments:

  1. what a darling husband you have! i love the hear shaped pan too. looks delish :)

    happy valentines day!

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  2. Two of the fruits I particularly love. What a great tart! Sweet of your husband!

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  3. I think Brad is afraid to go quite that far yet in the cooking realm, but someday.

    What a lovely surprise!

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  4. That looks wonderful Just found your blog, and i think you must be my food twin :) There is hardly a recipe I have seen yet that I don't want to try. Mouthwatering.

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  5. thats so nice!! what a great treat!

    sounds awesome.
    I've never cooked ruhbarb...always wanted to!

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  6. What a Sweetheart!
    I love ruhbarb and strawberries together.

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  7. My dad used to grow rhubarb in the garden, and we usually ate it with strawberries. But now I'm excited about trying it with raspberries!

    What a lovely treat!

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  8. Oh - he's a keeper! Very impressive.

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  9. that's almost a work of art. your husband must be a great cook.

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  10. Oh I love rhubarb, looks delicious! Happy belated VDay!

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