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Cherry Custard Tart

June 26, 2016

Cherry Custard Tart

Happy Sunday friends!  For the first time in weeks, I’m back in the kitchen doing what I love – baking! And as promised my love affair with cherries continues with this easy Cherry Custard Tart.

While cherries are simply delicious on their own, this French inspired tart highlights them perfectly in a rather chic way.  The buttery crust is reminiscent of pie, but without all the work, which is why tarts are quickly becoming one favorite things to bake.  There is something so elegant about them, even if deceptively so, because they really are a cinch to make!  Enjoy!

Cherry Custart Tart

Cherry Custard Tart

Cherry Custard Tart

Ingredients

Crust
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp granulated sugar
pinch salt

Filling
2 cups pitted sweet cherries
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp grated lemon rind
1 tbsp vanilla
pinch salt

Directions

Set out 9 inch tart pan with removable bottom and rimmed baking sheet.

Place flour in bowl; make well in center. Add butter, egg yolk, sugar and salt; mix with fork until egg mixture is smooth. Gradually stir in flour to make dough that holds together. Press into disc; wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Between waxed paper, roll out pastry into 11 inch circle. Peel off to paper; invert pastry and fit into pan. Trim to leave 1-inch overhang; fold inside and press pastry together.

Spread cherries over pastry. Whisk together eggs, cream, flour, sugar, lemon rind, vanilla and salt; pour over cherries. Bake on baking sheet in bottom third of 375° oven until golden and tip of knife inserted into custard comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Let cool on rack. Although I think this tart is best served slightly warm, you can make it ahead and set aside at room temperature for up to 1 hour.
Cherry Custard Tart

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4 Comments

  • Reply Julia @ Sprinkles & Saturdays June 27, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I think I need to start my own love affair with cherries because this looks incredible! And so festive for the 4th coming up!
    http://www.sprinklesandsaturdays.com

    • Reply Neelam June 28, 2016 at 1:43 am

      OMG Yes! Cherries are divine! Can’t wait to see what heavenly vegan dish you come up with!
      xx
      Neelam

  • Reply Kelly June 29, 2016 at 1:56 am

    This looks and sounds incredible, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • Reply Neelam June 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Thank you Kelly, it was! I wasn’t the biggest fan of custard before this tart – it has changed my mind 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
      xx
      Neelam

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