State Fair Pie Competition 2011
Shoreview, Minnesota

Hidden Gem Crème Brûlée Tart

Add French flavors to your dessert table with this delicious crème brûlée tart that's made using Pillsbury® pie crust and filled with strawberry and custard.

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  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 3 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Crust

1
box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box

Strawberry Layer

1
cup strawberry preserves or jam
2
cups thinly sliced fresh strawberries (about 1 quart)
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel

Custard Filling

12
oz white chocolate baking bars, finely chopped
5
egg yolks
2
tablespoons sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon vanilla
1 3/4
cups whipping cream
1/2
cup milk
1
envelope unflavored gelatin

Brûlée Topping

1
cup sugar

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Place 1 pie crust in each of 2 ungreased 10-inch tart pans as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crusts are golden brown. Cool 20 minutes.
  • 2 In each tart shell, spread 1/2 cup strawberry preserves. Top each with 1 cup sliced strawberries. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel.
  • 3 Place finely chopped white chocolate in medium bowl; set aside. In 2-quart saucepan, beat egg yolks, 2 tablespoons sugar, the salt and vanilla with whisk. Beat in whipping cream and milk. Sprinkle gelatin over top of cream mixture; beat well. Cook mixture over medium heat 8 to 12 minutes, stirring constantly, until custard is thickened and smooth.
  • 4 Immediately pour custard filling through fine strainer into bowl with white chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour evenly into strawberry-filled tarts. Let stand 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until custard is set.
  • 5 Gently blot any condensation on custard with paper towel. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over each tart. Holding kitchen torch 3 to 4 inches from custard, caramelize sugar on custard by heating with torch about 2 minutes, moving flame continuously over sugar in circular motion, until sugar is melted and light golden brown. Or, set oven control to broil; broil tarts with tops about 6 inches from heat 5 to 6 minutes or until sugar is melted and forms a glaze. Refrigerate tarts until ready to serve. Cover and refrigerate any remaining tart.
  • 1 Heat oven to 450°F. Place 1 pie crust in each of 2 ungreased 10-inch tart pans as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until crusts are golden brown. Cool 20 minutes.
  • 2 In each tart shell, spread 1/2 cup strawberry preserves. Top each with 1 cup sliced strawberries. Sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel.
  • 3 Place finely chopped white chocolate in medium bowl; set aside. In 2-quart saucepan, beat egg yolks, 2 tablespoons sugar, the salt and vanilla with whisk. Beat in whipping cream and milk. Sprinkle gelatin over top of cream mixture; beat well. Cook mixture over medium heat 8 to 12 minutes, stirring constantly, until custard is thickened and smooth.
  • 4 Immediately pour custard filling through fine strainer into bowl with white chocolate. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour evenly into strawberry-filled tarts. Let stand 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until custard is set.
  • 5 Gently blot any condensation on custard with paper towel. Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over each tart. Holding kitchen torch 3 to 4 inches from custard, caramelize sugar on custard by heating with torch about 2 minutes, moving flame continuously over sugar in circular motion, until sugar is melted and light golden brown. Or, set oven control to broil; broil tarts with tops about 6 inches from heat 5 to 6 minutes or until sugar is melted and forms a glaze. Refrigerate tarts until ready to serve. Cover and refrigerate any remaining tart.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.