Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fruit Tart

Hey everybody! This is Amy coming at you with this week's pie. 
This fruit tart was a huge hit! Easy, fresh, and beautiful to boot. 
The recipe is here: Fresh Fruit Tart
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened and sliced
  • I mixed all of this in my food processor and pressed it into a 9" tart pan. the recipe calls for a 12" pan so I had left over crumbs. Bake in a 350 degree oven until lightly browned. This was about 10 minutes and I did this step the night before. 

Fresh fruit:
pick out some beautiful fresh fruit. We used strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and mango. Wash and slice any large fruit. Take your time and make the slices pretty.

  • 1/2 (6-ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  •  2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
I cut this in half and my quantities are noted above. 
Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer until thickened slightly. Cool and set aside to glaze tart. 

Mix. I didn't even bust out my mixer for this. Seriously this recipe has a lot of steps but it was WAY EASY.

Spread the cream cheese filling into the cooled tart shell.
Arrange the fruit artistically.
Brush with glaze.
Chill for 30 minutes to an hour. Cut and serve.

This was crazy pretty and really yummy. I would say you can make it earlier in the day and serve it for dinner but I think there was a lovely crisp element to the shortbread crust that i think would be lost if you kept the completely made tart in the fridge longer than a few hours. 
Oh, we skipped the whipped cream on top entirely. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mushroom Spinach Polenta Pie

Hey all, this is Lou bringing you this weeks SAVORY pie.

Mushroom Spinach Polenta. This pie was so delicious!

I started with a recipe but then Amy and I kind of went off script. Best improv ever!

Here is the original receipe-

I used fresh spinach rather than frozen.

I just think the tase quality is better than way.

I also sauteed in a sweet yellow onion.

The recipe only called for 8 tablespoons of parm, and I think that is skimpy.

I never skimp on good cheese!

We probably ended up using like a cup to a cup and a half.

This turned out SO GOOD! It is definetly one I will be making again.

I am going to try and get a firmer consistency with the polenta.