Monday, March 16, 2009

Italian fruit tart

On Sunday we had Cindy, Michael and Lidia over for dinner. We were planning to cook up a storm but dessert kind of took over. So we just made sundried tomato garlic bread and some slightly boring overcooked risotto.

We had lots of plums from the food co-op so was determined to use them somehow and we had an Italian theme so went searching through Nonna's Italian kitchen and come across the fruit tart which asks for basically whatever fruit you want.

It took me 3 times to get the crust right. Silly me though that I could ignore the request for dried beans on foil on top of the crust and learnt the hard way that you can't. On the second try I burnt the crust after forgetting that I put it back in the oven for one more minute. Third time round I decided to make a no-bake crust with biscuits (nice and strawberry shortcake) and margarine. This was fine except it was hard work trying to get a piece out to serve.

The tart also consisted of a thin cashew cream layer, and an apricot glaze. It was tasty but am not sure if it was worth all of the effort.

1 comment:

cristy said...

It looks really delicious! I hate making crust for some reason. Something often goes awry.