Made this fruit tart this afternoon , well actually was planning to make it last night , but didn’t have enough time , we got home quite late , and fixing dinner quite late . But late last night i decided to make the fillings for this wonderful classic fruit tart . Most of the tart i saw used cream cheese as its filling , which i don’t care so much about . I love the vanilla custard that i made for eclairs , and i decided to make that custard as the filling for my fruit tart . The crust was a lil different than regular pie crust , since this was supposed to be sweet crust , i also used egg yolks in the crust , instead of butter and flour , sugar only . The fruits that i used was strawberries , kiwis and blueberries . Love it !!! Very pretty and delicious !
For the crust :
1.5 cup of all purpose flour
1 stick and 4 tbsp. of unsalted butter
1 tsp. of salt
3/4 cup of sugar
3 egg yolks
In a food processor , mix together flour , sugar , salt . Cut the butter and add into the food processor , use the pulse to mix the butter and flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal . Add the egg yolks , use the pulse again , mix until the mixture holds together . And press the mixture into well greased 11 inch tart pan , all the way on the bottom and to the side up , freeze for 45 minutes and then bake at 400 F for about 20-22 minutes . Let it cool completely
For the vanilla custard
2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of sugar
2 tsp.vanilla extract or using vanilla beans
6 egg yolks
3 tbsp. cornstarch
In a small pot , add milk , sugar and vanilla extract / beans , cook under medium heat . Beat 6 egg yolks , add cornstarch until it becomes a paste , once the milk started to get warm , take 2 tbsp. out , and pour into the cornstarch and eggs mixture , beat well , add them back into the pot , keep whisking non stop , until mixture becomes thick , about 1 minute . Let it cool overnight or at least few hours , cover the surface with the plastic wrap .
For the fruit :
1 pint of strawberries , sliced
3 kiwis , sliced
blueberries , raspberries , whatever you like
Arrange the fruit on top of the custard filling to your preference . And glaze the top with apricot glaze .
For the glaze :
1/3 cup of apple jelly
2 tbsp. of water
cook until boiling , boil for 1 minute . Let it cool . Once it’s cool , use the brush to glaze the fruits .
Store the fruit tart in the fridge .