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Learn how to make delicious desserts, like brownies, cobbler, pudding, and sorbet, with the easy step by step recipes in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. shortening
- 6 tbsp. cold butter, cut into 1- inch cubes
- 2 tbsp. ice water
- Dry beans or uncooked rice
- 1 c. milk
- 2 large egg yolks
- ⅓ c. granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 tsp. orange liqueur
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 c. assorted berries
- Apricot jam
- Confectioners sugar
- A food processor with blade attachment
- A 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom
- A cooling rack
- A pre-made piecrust (optional)
Mix the flour, salt, shortening, and butter in the food processor for 2 seconds to form fine crumbs. Add the ice water and process for 2 more seconds. Remove the dough, shape it into a ball, and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Roll the dough to an 11-inch round and ease it into the tart pan. Fold the overhang in and press it against the side of the tart pan to form a rim above the pan edge. Line the shell with foil and fill it with dry beans or uncooked rice to weigh it down.
Bake the crust for 15 minutes, remove the foil and weights, and bake for 7 to 12 minutes longer, until golden. Then let it cool completely on the rack.
Start pastry cream
Heat the milk in your saucepan over medium-high heat to boiling. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in the cornstarch and then slowly whisk the hot milk into the yolk mixture.
Return the milk and yolk mixture to the saucepan, whisking constantly, until it's thick and boiling. Reduce the heat to low, still whisking, for 2 minutes. Then remove it from the heat and stir in the liqueur and vanilla.
Pour the pastry cream into a clean bowl and lay a sheet of plastic wrap over the surface to prevent skin from forming. Chill at least 2 hours until it's cold.
Remove the side of the tart pan. Whisk the pastry cream until smooth, and spread it in the shell. Arrange your berries on top and dab it with heated apricot jam. Finish with a light dusting of confectioners sugar and serve within 1 day.