4th of July Fruit Tart

After some research on youtube and internet, my first 4th of July tart is finally here. What is also great is that by simply changing the fruit arrangement this makes a great Birthday tart as well.

Cream Filling

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup of milk, vanilla extract, 3 egg yokes, 1/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of starch, 2 tablespoons of flour, about  3 tablespoons of liqueur ( i used black currant cordial and Jack Daniel’s honey liqueur with whiskey)

Step 1: Heat the milk over low heat, just to about to boil level

Step 2: While the milk is on the stove beat eggs together with sugar in a seperate bowl. Add flour and starch. Mix it all together

Step 3: Once the milk is off the stove pour a little into the egg mixture, and whisk together. Then slowly pour the rest of the milk and keep on whisking

Step 4: Pour the mixture back into the pot and heat it on medium high. Continue to wisk while on the stove, until the mixture forms into a cream like consistency.

Step 5: Remove the cream from stove and pour into a clean bowl. Whisk in vanilla extract and liquor.

Step 6: Cover the cream bowl with plastic wrap, pressing the wrap over the cream and leave it to cool to room temperature

The Crust

Ingredients: A pack of graham crackers. 3tb Melted butter. 3tb sugar.

Step 1: Crush the crackers by adding to a zip lock bag and pond with a back of a knife. Should be reduced to flour like consistency

Step 2: Right in your pie dish combine all the ingredients. The crakers will begin to stick together. Shape the mixture along the dish forming a crust.

Step 3: Heat oven to about 375 degrees. Bake the crust for about 8 minutes. Remove and leave to cool for a little.

Putting it all together:

Step 1: Transfer the cream filling into the baked crust pie dish. Use a spatula to spread it around, press lightly so the crust is not disturbed.

Step 2: Get creative. Use various fruits to make fun arrangements on top of the cream filling

Step 3: Glaze your fruit. Warm up some of your favorite jam in a small pot. Use a pastry brush to apply the warm jem over the fruit

Step 4: Cover your tart with saran wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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