Grape Tart

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Grape Tart

Ingredients - Grape Tart

  • 3 1/2 cups seedless red and green grapes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
  • Pastry Cream (Recipe follows)powdered sugar

Ingredients - Pastry Cream

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions - Grape Tart

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine sugar, salt and butter and stir until evenly incorporated. Add the measured flour and mix by hand until just combined and a soft dough forms.
  3. Press dough onto bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9 In. tart pan (spring form pan recommended). Let rest for 20 in a cool place or the fridge then perforate dough with a fork and bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Cool crust.
  4. Spread pastry cream evenly in crust and arrange grapes on top and slightly press into cream.
  5. Chill at least 2 hours. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Directions - Pastry Cream

  1. In a bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar until thick and light.  Add flour and cornstarch.
  2. In a saucepan, bring milk just to a boil; whisking constantly. Carefully add milk very little at a time to egg mixture to temper and prevent scrambling egg mixture. Return mixture to saucepan and bring to a boil,  whisking constantly until mixture is thick and pulling away from sides of pan, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pass mixture through a sieve into a bowl. Cover surface directly with plastic wrap, and cool to room temperature in refrigerator.

Great for a nice light dessert and very eye pleasing. You guest will be blown away by its beauty and great taste.