Individual Peach-Mascarpone Tarts with Cornmeal-Rosemary Crust

The delicate flavors in these rustic tarts—hints of rosemary and chestnut honey—are paying homage to Italy. Through the use of high-quality dried peaches, your clients can take pleasure in them any time of 12 months. One other attractive mixture is somewhat recent basil within the crust of a strawberry-rhubarb tart.

By Joanna Pruess

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Yield: Four (Four-inch) tarts
Prep time: 45 to 50 minutes, plus unattended cooking and chilling time
Shelf life: Three days

Components

For the crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
¹∕Three cup yellow cornmeal
½ tablespoon minced recent rosemary leaves
¼ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chestnut or different flavorful honey
5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (¹∕Three cup) chilly unsalted butter, lower into items
2½ to three tablespoons ice water
1 egg, overwhelmed
2 tablespoons sugar

For the filling:
eight massive dried peach halves
eight ounces mascarpone cheese
¹∕Three cup bitter cream
¼ cup sugar, plus further to sprinkle on crusts
1½ teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
¼ teaspoon almond extract
¹∕eight teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons strained peach preserves
1 tablespoon chestnut or different flavorful honey
Four small rosemary sprigs, for garnish

Technique

1. Put together the crust: In a meals processor, mix the flour, cornmeal, rosemary leaves and salt and pulse to mix. Add the honey and butter and pulse till the combination resembles coarse meal. Drizzle the water evenly over the combination and pulse till the dough simply comes collectively. Collect right into a ball, pat with flour, divide into 4 equal elements and roll into balls.

2. On a floured board, roll out the balls of dough into circles measuring about 6½ inches in diameter. Switch to small tart pans, urgent the dough up the edges with floured fingers and trim the tops even with the pan. Collect the scraps, re-roll and lower out 4 1-inch circles. Refrigerate for 30 minutes earlier than baking.

Three. Warmth the oven to 400 F. Prick the crusts and circles with a fork. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in the course of the oven till middle and edges are golden, 25 to 30 minutes. Take away and funky within the pan on a rack. Watch that the circles don’t burn; prick the crusts in the event that they puff up.

Four. In the meantime, put together the peach topping and filling: Partially fill a medium-size pot with water and convey to a boil. Add the peaches, scale back the warmth to a simmer and cook dinner till the peaches are tender, about 25 minutes. Drain, blot on paper towels and let cool.

5. In a small bowl, whisk the mascarpone, bitter cream, sugar, lemon zest, almond extract and salt till clean. Put aside till the tarts are cool.

6. To assemble: Unfold the mascarpone filling within the tart shells. Lay one dried peach half, clean facet up, within the middle. Minimize remaining peaches lengthwise into skinny slices and lay them barely overlapping across the crust edges. Refrigerate till set, 30 minutes.

7. Place one pastry circle within the middle of every tart. Warmth the preserves and honey in a small pot or within the microwave and brush over the tarts. Add a sprig of rosemary to every and refrigerate till utterly set.

NUTRITIONAL DATA (per tart): Energy: 460; Ldl cholesterol: 105 mg; Sodium: 780 mg; Fats: 22 g; Dietary Fiber: 2 g.

Ingredient Value Sheets

Components (crust) Value
1 cup all-purpose flour $.30-.50
¹∕Three cup yellow cornmeal $.07-.12
½ tablespoon minced recent rosemary leaves $.04-.07
¼ teaspoon salt  
1 tablespoon chestnut or different flavorful honey $.14-.23
5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon (¹∕Three cup) chilly unsalted butter, lower into items $.38-.64
2½ to three tablespoons ice water  
1 egg, overwhelmed $.08-.13
2 tablespoons sugar $.02-.04
Components (filling) Value
eight massive dried peach halves $1.42-2.36
eight ounces mascarpone cheese $2.27-Three.79
¼ cup sugar, plus further to sprinkle on crusts $.05-.08
1½ teaspoons finely grated lemon zest $.09-.15
¼ teaspoon almond extract $.05-.08
¹∕eight teaspoon salt  
2 tablespoons strained peach preserves $.10-.17
1 tablespoon chestnut or different flavorful honey $.28-.46
Four small rosemary sprigs, for garnish $.02-.04

 

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