Friday, July 13, 2012
Fete De Bastille Stone Fruit Tart!
Bonne Fete D’Bastille! Why celebrate independence once when you can twice in the month of July. France celebrates their version of Fourth of July, July 14th ; we figure there is no better way to celebrate this French holiday than by baking a tart with some of the seasons best fruit. Stone fruits are at their peak during the summer months, and come in an array of gorgeous colors and flavors. In this recipe we use white meat peaches, nectarines, and black plumcots. From peach to plumcot, the fruit gets more tart and the skin gets darker, making for an array of colors with each bite. Not only does the fruit create amazing flavor in your mouth, but the almond from the almond flour and almond extract brings that well rounded flavor similar to marzipan, and that richness cut against the fruit is spectacular!
8 Tbs. butter melted and cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 Tsp. almond extract
1/4 Tsp. Vanilla extract
1/2 Tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs. flour
1 Lb. fruit- we used peaches, nectarines, and plumcots
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 Tsp. almond extract
1/2 Tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbs. honey
2 Tlbs. almond flour
To start the whole process off, you are going to prepare all of your fruit, by washing, cutting, removing pit, and then slicing into smaller pieces. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Next you will prepare the crust by combining all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. In another bowl melt the butter, pour into the dry mix, add the other wet ingredients, and combine together. Spread the crust mix and press down into a 9” pie crust mold evenly. Using a fork, make small holes all over the bottom of the crust, then bake for 10-15 minutes, until the crust becomes golden.
The following step is to make the filling. Using a fork, mix the egg in a bowl, then adding all other ingredients for the filling, but the fruit. Pour filling into the bottom of crust, then arrange fruit on top. Bake for 30-25 minutes, or until filling has set.Remove, let cool, and dust with powdered sugar if it pleases you!!