Kiwi Ricotta Cheese Tart

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READY IN: 56mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • For the pastry, sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Cut in the butter until the mxture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix the egg yolk and cream. Stir in just enough to bind the dough.
  • Transfer to a lightly floured surface, flatten slightly, wrap in waxed paper and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thick and transfer to a 9 inch springform pan. Crimp edges.
  • Prick the bottom of the dough all over with a fork. Line with waxed paper and fill with baking beans. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans and bake until golden, 6-8 minutes more.Remove from oven. Let cool. Reduce oven heat to 350°F.
  • Grind the almonds finely with 1 tablespoon of the sugar in a food processor or blender.
  • With an electric mixer, beat the ricotta until creamy. Add the cream, egg yolks, remaining sugar, flour, salt, rum, lemon rind and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice. Beat to combine.
  • Stir in the ground almonds until well blended.
  • Pour into the shell and bake until golden, about 1 hour. Let cool, then chill, loosely covered for 2-3 hours. Unmold and place on a serving plate.
  • Combine the honey and remining lemon juice for the glaze, set aside.
  • Peel the kiwis. Halve them lengthwise, then cut horizontally into 1/4 inch slices. (will look like half circles).
  • Arrange slices in rows across the top of the tart. Just before serving brush with honey glaze.
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