Sunday, April 18, 2010

Amaretto Strawberry Cream Glazed Tart

A big family reunion gathering on this day, had to make some special desserts, and this was one of them. A delicate flavored homemade butter crusted tart filled doused with Amaretto, filled with a special Italian pastry cream and topped with Strawberries and Raspberries .

Arrange fruit on top of tart last, then a light melted jelly is the glaze.


Add pastry cream on top


Pour Amaretto onto crust, then line with raspberry seedless jelly, or your preferred flavor.



Bottom of baked crust


Place on top of almonds in this removal bottom tart pan



Roll 1/2 inch thick


Line bottom with sliced almonds they will toast while baking.


Tart Crust:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup salted butter softened
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Sliced almonds
For bottom of Crust:
1/4 cup Amaretto
1/2 cup Raspberry or Blackberry seedless jelly

Mix all together first four ingredients and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Roll out on a lightly floured board lined with wax paper with a rolling pin around 1/2 inch thick. On the bottom of the sprayed removal bottom tart pan, add slivered almonds to line the bottom of the pan. Place rolled dough onto the removal bottom tart pan on top of the almonds. Shape into pan making sure edges reach the top for shrinkage. Bake at 350 until edges start to brown. Cool, remove from tins on to wax paper.
Sprinkle cooled crust with Amaretto, add jelly on top.

Italian Pastry Cream
2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon Amaretto
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
6 egg yolks
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Filling: In a medium saucepan, heat the milk and vanilla to a boil . In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add the cornstarch and whisk vigorously until no lumps remain. Whisk in 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture until incorporated with milk and vanilla. Whisk in the remaining hot milk mixture. Using strainer into the saucepan, pour the mixture through a strainer back into the saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and slowly boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter and Amaretto. Let cool slightly. Chill at least 2 hours

Glaze:
Fruit can range from strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, orange slices, grapes, mango, banana, etc.
Use 1/2 cup of any kind of jelly that is similar in color, above is seedless red raspberry, place in microwave for 25 seconds until melted and brush over sliced arranged fruits. Start at the edge and work to the middle layering the fruits. I always put a center of fruit of the same thing last. I clustered raspberries in the center of this one to even off as you finish arranging fruits depending on the size it may be uneven so the center is a good place to fill that space to even it off.

35 comments:

bunkycooks said...

This looks so good! What a beautiful dessert for for guests. I love the Amaretto with the strawberries...that has to be delicious!

Nicole said...

Out of all the things I've ever made, this is one I haven't tried. This looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful strawberries and I can imagine the almonds on the bottom add a wonderful crunch! Have fun with your family!

Cookin' Canuck said...

I love the almonds worked into the crust. What a beautiful tart!

5 Star Foodie said...

This tart sounds wonderful! I love the almonds on the bottom of that tart crust, very cool!

Trix said...

That almold trick is genius, so cool. You need to join the International Incident Crew! You could have done this and called it a strawberry pizza tart!!!

Spicie Foodie said...

I love love your recipe !! It reminds me of these amazing strawberry tarts I used to buy when I lived in Paris. Lovely colors in the photos:)

Spicie Foodie said...

I love love your recipe !! It reminds me of these amazing strawberry tarts I used to buy when I lived in Paris. Lovely colors in the photos:)

petes said...

Love the addition of the almonds to the crust! I must try it out!

Mae said...

Nuts in crusts are fantastic...looks luscious as always, Claudia!

Devaki said...

Claudia - The almonds baked into the pie crust is brilliant!

LOVE the strawberries and Amaretto together. You really know how to make your guests feel uber special.

Wonderful!!!

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

This looks so good - I am a big almond lover so it really appeals to me!

alison said...

this is fantastic tart,claudia!delicious and gorgeous!

Brie: Le Grand Fromage said...

i must have this! i go crazy with anything containing amaretto. beautiful dessert!

Joy said...

O yum, what a fabulous tart! It is just gorgeous!

Mr. Pineapple Man said...

what a beauty!

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Wow, this looks fantastic! Perfect use for all the Strawberries I bought this weekend. :)

citronetvanille said...

What a gorgeous tart! I really like your version with the sliced almonds on the bottom! and of course the touch of amaretto makes it unique.

Tania said...

What a beautiful tart! It's very original!

AppleC said...

Looks fantastic. Bet there were no left overs.

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

A tart like no other I've ever seen! Love the almonds on the crust and the amaretto with the strawberries :)

Ruth said...

Wow! Just beautiful! Love amaretto and Italian pastry cream!
This is sheer perfection!!

Cherine said...

Oh lord this tart looks fabulous!!! I'm drooling!

Bridgett said...

This is a beautiful tart! I just saw a recipe for a strawberry tart that used port as a glaze, but I love the amaretto here. Much better!

Rochelle said...

This looks so beautiful and yummy! I love strawberries and with the cream and almonds mmmmm!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

This is a gorgeous dessert! I love the almond crust!

Kevin said...

That tart looks really good! The almond flavours would go really well with the strawberries.

Suzanne Rhodes McKelvie said...

How beautiful. I have everything to make this. I love the sliced almonds underneath. I use a lot of seedless raspberry and strawberry jams to bump up the flavor of fresh berries. Sounds like you had a fun time with the Fam. I enjoyed your pictures. Can't wait to make the strawberry pie. Yum!

Rico said...

I am honestly salivating here just contemplating having a slice which I know I cannot unless I make this recipe, but the pics demonstrate how fantastic this recipe is ..well done I love you even more so your cooking :D marvellous xxxx

kathyvegas said...

This is a MASTERPIECE!

Anonymous said...

Claudia this caught my attention with all those beautiful strawberries, so I just had to make this !! An absolutely wonderful recipe !! My family enjoyed it so much, thanks for sharing.

Susan Nero

pegasuslegend said...

Thanks Susan so glad you liked, it I had wished I made two...that day :)

Lizzy said...

Beautiful, Claudia!

Aggie said...

This looks AMAZING!!! I love amaretto!!!

Kate@Diethood said...

Claudia, this is gorgeous!! Love the booze in the crust. :)

Shelby said...

beautiful tart and I love the booze in the crust!