Fruited Creme Fraiche Tart

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Recipe by zeldaz51

I'm not big on dessert, but this one looks really good! A Margaret Campos recipe (inspired by a Deborah Madison recipe), published in New Mexico Magazine, June, 2012. The crust is a batter. I'll be making this with figs next summer. If you can't locate creme fraiche, it's very easy to make with cream and a little buttermilk or yogurt as a starter.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. With electric mixer on high speed, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until smooth. Add vanilla and orange zest, then mix in flour and salt only until just combined.
  3. Smooth batter into an 11-inch tart pan with a removeable bottom, pushing it toward the edges to make a 1/2-inch rim. Place filled tart pan on a baking sheet.
  4. Arrange berries over batter, lodging them firmly together and pushing them up close to the rim. (If using apricots, place halves cut-side down; if using figs, place them cut-side up).
  5. Whisk egg yolk, creme fraiche, brown sugar, and vanilla together, then pour mixture evenly over and around the fruit. Baked until browned and lightly set, about 35 to 45 minutes. Topping should be a little gooey when warm, but bottom layer should be firmly set. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before unmolding tart. Serve warm or at room temperature, with a dusting of confectioner's sugar over each slice.

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