Saturday, November 17, 2012

Shortbread Crust for Custard Tart

Total Time:   1 hour 30 minutes

Prep Time:   1 hour 10 minutes

Cook Time:   20 minutes

Servings: 8

Ingredients for Crust:  

1/2 cup salted butter (room temperature)
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 cup flour (sifted) 

1 cup flour (sifted)ze



1.)  In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy with electric mixer ( about 3 minutes). 
2.)  Add extract, mix thoroughly ( 1 minute).
3.)  Incorporate flour, just a little at a time, mixing until thoroughly combined.
4.)  Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
5.)  Turn dough out on a lightly floured board and roll out to 1/3 inch thickness. 
6.)  Line a tart pan (10 x 1" high with removable bottom) with the pastry dough.
7.)  Prick dough and palce in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.
8.)  Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or golden brown.
9.)  Remove from oven, cool and fill with pastry cream top with fresh fruit
        (kiwi, banana, strawberry, green seedless grapes, blueberries).

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