Sunday, September 13, 2009

Slightly late Labor Day Tart....

National Holiday, red white and blue tart...yup that sounds good to me. Sorry my Labor Day weekend was spent mainly watching loads of college football (which means my Labor Day post is nearly a week late!), the kick-off of one of my favorite things just happens to coincide with a three day weekend, coincidence, I think not! Before college I could've cared less about most sports, yes I was a Cowboys fan back in the day (thanks to my Mom) but really sports just didn't have much time in my changed that, I drank the orange kool-aid, got brainwashed, whatever you want to say but yes I became one more of the devoted, one those folks who have two seasons each year - football season and not football season! So, to celebrate, here's my red-white-blue tart for the end of the summer holidays (oh and yes to anyone who needs to know - my Longhorns have been doing quite nicely, 2-0 for the season, yes it might be a slightly simple schedule to date but I have faith that the winning will continue!).

Raspberry - Blueberry Tart ala Mode

2 Cups Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Tsp Salt
1 Stick Cold Butter, Diced into Cubes
1/4 Cup Water

1 1/2 Cup Fresh Raspberries
1 1/2 Cup Fresh Blueberries
1/2 Cup Sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon

1. In a food processor, add all dough ingredients. Pulse until well combined. Remove dough from processor and knead with a small amount of flour until smooth ball forms. Wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
2. Heat oven to 400F. Grease and flour 9-inch tart pan.
3. Roll dough out on a well floured work board or counter-top to about 1/4 inch thickness. Roll over rolling-pin and then lay over tart pan, press into pan.
4. Gently mix berries, sugar and lemon zest.
5. Place berry mixture inside the shell. Bake 20-25 minutes. Serve with a scoop of ice cream!


girlichef said...

Aw yeah...I LOOOOOVE College Football! Go Spartans! Okay, we didn't really "go" this past Saturday, but hey... :) Yummy Tart!

Anonymous said...

Yum, delicious berry tart, perfect with ice cream!

Anonymous said...

labor day or not, it is good for any occasion! YUM!

Barbara said...

I love the looks of your gooey fruit tart! And ice cream is a must, I agree.

Grace said...

i'll say it--better late than never. and this is definitely one of those treats that MUST be served with a whopping scoop o' ice cream.

Katherine Aucoin said...

The flavor will jsut burst in your mouth!

Kerstin said...

What a delicious treat with all that fresh fruit - yum!

Donna-FFW said...

Your tart looks gorgeous. Pretty colors and so delicious!!

Vanilla on top for me.

Tangled Noodle said...

Good thing this was a slightly late Labor Day tart because I'm a slightly late blog reader! This was a great way to bid goodbye to summer. 8-)