Wednesday, July 27, 2011
A Quick Tart
I didnt have time for baking, and I didnt want to heat up my kitchen, so I just made a quick crust out of chocolate graham crackers, then filled with whipped cream and marscapone and topped with fresh figs, pears and honey.
I was feeling slightly guilty about the pears, they looked so yummy but came all the way from South Africa! I figured that since they were languishing in the cut price section of Fresh & Easy, they would be better eaten than disposed of!
Late Summer Tart
1/2 Box Graham Crackers (I used chocolate flavor)
2 oz melted butter
1 oz water
4 oz marscapone
4 oz whipping cream
Powdered sugar to taste
1 tbsp marsala wine
3 pears, cored and sliced
6 figs, sliced
Whizz the graham crackers in a food processor with the melted butter, water and honey. Press into a tart pan (one with a removable base) and pop in the freezer.
Meanwhile, stir the marsala into the marscapone and whip the cream to soft peaks. Fold the marscapone into the cream.
Remove the base from the freezer, put the cream into it and arrange the fruit on top. Drizzle with honey and serve.