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Fresh Pear Custard Tart

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Fresh pear & berry custard tart in pan

Ingredients

For the Single Cut Pastry

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1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

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¼ teaspoon salt

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⅓ cup shortening

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4 tablespoons water, or as needed

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For the Filling

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½ cup sugar

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2 tablespoons cornstarch

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4 egg yolks, beaten

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1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Glaze

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⅔ cup pear nectar

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2 teaspoons cornstarch

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For the Tart

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2 small ripe pears

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½ cup fresh berries (such as red raspberries, blackberries, and/or blueberries)

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Sifted powdered sugar (optional)

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Fresh mint leaves (optional)

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Edible flowers (optional)

Lactaid 2% Reduced Fat Milk Front of Package

LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Lactose-Free Milk


Directions

For the Single Cut Pastry

1.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine all-purpose flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size.

2.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon water over part of mixture; gently toss with a fork. Repeat moistening dough with 3 to 4 more tablespoons water, using 1 tablespoon water at a time, until all the dough is moistened. Form dough into a ball.

3.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough from center to edge into a 13-inch circle. Ease into an 11-inch tart pan with removable bottom.

4.

Trim pastry to edge of pan. Prick bottom and sides well with fork.

5.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

For the Filling

1.

In heavy medium saucepan combine sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Stir in LACTAID® Reduced Fat 2% Lactose-Free Milk.

2.

Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

3.

Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all of the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan. Cook and stir until bubbly. Reduce heat.

4.

Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

5.

Pour into baked tart shell. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or until ready to assemble tart.

For the Glaze

1.

Combine the pear nectar and 2 teaspoons cornstarch. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

2.

Cover surface with plastic wrap; cool to room temperature.

For the Tart

1.

To assemble the tart, peel, core, and thinly slice pears. Arrange in a concentric pattern over filling.
2.

Pour cooled glaze over pears, spreading evenly. Cover and chill for 1 to 4 hours.

3.

To serve, top with berries. If desired, sprinkle berries with sifted powdered sugar and garnish with fresh mint and edible flowers.

Notes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

1 slice

Amount Per Serving

Calories

Total Fat

Calories from Fat

Saturated Fat

215

9g

79

4g

Cholestrol

Sodium

Total Carbohydrate

Dietary Fiber

93mg

88mg

31g

1g

Sugars

Protein

Calcium

16g

4g

76mg

Amount Per Serving

Calories

Total Fat

Calories from Fat

Saturated Fat

Cholestrol

Sodium

215

9g

79

4g

93mg

88mg

Total Carbohydrate

Dietary Fiber

Sugars

Protein

Calcium

31g

1g

16g

4g

76mg