Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bill’s cherry tart

Bill's cherry tart / Torta de cereja do Bill

I hope you all enjoyed the Christmas series!

I thought that this delicious tart would be perfect as my last post before Christmas: it’s pretty much a clafoutis with a crust – I am a crust kind of girl – and the recipe comes from one of my all time favorite cooks.

Happy Holidays!

Bill's cherry tart / Torta de cereja do Bill

Bill’s cherry tart
from Holiday

Pastry:
½ cup + 1 tablespoon (127g) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons (90g) caster (superfine) sugar
1 ¼ cups (175g) all purpose flour
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons almond meal (finely ground almonds)

Filling:
170ml heavy cream
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
550g fresh cherries, halved and pitted – I used only 450g

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F; butter a 24cm (9 ½ in) round loose-bottomed tart pan*. Make the pastry: stir together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the flour and salt and stir to make a soft dough. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and press evenly into the base and sides of the pan using your fingertips. Put the pan on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until the pastry is slightly puffy. Remove from the oven and sprinkle the almond meal over the base.
Now, make the filling: in a large bowl, whisk together the cream, eggs, vanilla and sugar. Add the flour and whisk until well mixed. Arrange the cherries, slightly overlapping, over the pastry base and pour the cream filling evenly over the cherries.
Return the tart to the oven for a further 40-50 minutes or until the filing is firm and golden. Leave to cool and serve with cream or ice cream.

*use a pan with high sides otherwise it won’t hold all the cream mixture

Serves 8-10

18 comments:

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

Very pretty, it looks yummy :-)

The Urban Baker said...

so pretty. i can't wait for cherry season. happy and healthy, patricia!

Patty said...

So wonderful to have fresh cherries for the holidays - I adore clafoutis - what a beautiful tart. Have a lovely time with your family!

xo Patty

Torviewtoronto said...

tarts looks wonderful
happy holidays

Sara said...

Gorgeous! This tart looks so delicious. :)

Tv Food and Drink said...

That looks EPIC! Thanks for the post and the recipe! Gary

Karen said...

Love Bill Granger's recipes. This tart looks fabulous and makes me miss summer even more... Happy holidays and all the best wishes for a wonderful New Year!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Oh be still my heart, I simply cannot resist custard tarts/pies. This looks so good I could taste it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

maameemoomoo said...

Oh wow!!

Nice looking Cherry Tart there! Now i know where to look when i wanna bake this ;)

Thanks for dropping by earlier.

Katie said...

Looks gorgeous! I'd love a slice of that now. Very festive looking too. Have a great Christmas

lavantalimon said...

happy new yaerr:))

frena said...

Oh yum! The tart looks scrumptious! Merry christmas and happy new year!

Baking Soda said...

ooh lovely! Why didn't I grab that pot of cherries yesterday?
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for the year to come!

Erin said...

I wish I could reach right into my computer screen and take a bite out of that cherry tart! Looks great...

Hann said...

Wishing you the most wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a great day ahead!

btw, I love the cherry tart. Looks so yummy!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

the cherry tart looks good especially with the generous of cherries. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Taranii said...

Oh boy, this looks delicious. Look at all those cherries. Yum, yum yum!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

mari said...

Loved the Christmas Series. I couldn't keep up! I especially loved the Cinnamon-Chocolate Fruit Mince Tarts. Omg. The design and the recipe are amazing.

And now this cherry tart. Yum!

Hope you had a lovely Christmas. And I hope the coming year brings you great happiness and health! xo, mari

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