Prep 2 hrs
Cook 1 hr
This is an elegant tart with a cookie like crust. make the curd and dough a day or two in advance and complete with beautiful strawberries glazed with jam.
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons grated lemons, rind of
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, chilled,cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 tablespoons chilled whipping cream (or more)
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1 1⁄2 quarts fresh strawberries, stem end of each cut flat
- 1⁄2 cup strawberry jam
- For curd; Whisk eggs, sugar and lemon juice in heavy small saucepan to blend.
- Add butter and lemon peel.
- Stir over medium heat until curd thickens to pudding consistency, about 8 minutes.
- Transfer to a small bowl.
- Press plactic wrap onto surface of curd and chill at least 2 hours.
- For crust; Combine flour, sugar and salt in processor; blend 5 seconds.
- Add butter; using on/off turn, blend until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Add 2 TBS cream and egg yolk.
- Blend until moist clumps form, adding more cream by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry.
- GAther dough into ball; flatten into a disk.
- Wrap and chill 1 hour.
- (Curd and dough can be made 2 days ahead, keep chilled) Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 13 inch round.
- Transfer dough to 9 inch diameter tart pan with removable bottom.
- Trim overhang to 1/2 inch.
- Fold overhang in and press firmly, dorming double thick sides.
- Pierce crust all over with fork; refrigerate 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400*F.
- Bake crust until golden, pressing with back of fork if crust bubbles, about 20 minutes.
- Cool crust completely on rack.
- Spread curd in crust.
- Stand berries in curd.
- Strain jam into saucepan; warm briefly to thin.
- Brush jam over berries.
- Chill tart until glaze sets, at least 1 hour and up to 6 hours.
- Release tart from pan and serve.
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This tart is out of this world! I made it with blackberry jam instead of the strawberry, and I left out the egg yolk and cream in the crust because I like it a little more crispy. I also used white whole wheat flour, evaporated cane juice, and Smart Balance for the flour, sugar, and butter (and left out the salt). I'm trying to keep myself from eating the whole thing right now.
This is excellent! A taste of summer. Everyone raved. The crust is really good--just watch in it the oven so it doesn't burn.