"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy > Pies & Pastries
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-28-2005, 11:39 PM   #1
Senior Cook
 
kansasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 469
Fresh Fruit and Lemon Custard in a Coconut Crust

This is a really delicious and beautiful dessert.

Fresh Fruit and Lemon Custard in a Coconut Crust
1 c AP Flour
3/4 c Cocount, shredded
6 tb Butter
2 tb Sugar
1 Egg yolk
1 Lemon, large
6 tb Butter
1/3 c Sugar
1 tb Cornstarch
1 c Heavy cream
3 c Raspberries, fresh
2 c Blueberries, fresh
**Note - other types of fruit can be used - sliced strawberries, blackberries, sliced banana, sliced mango, sliced kiwi, sliced pears, sliced peaches, fresh pitted cherries, etc.

Coconut Pastry:
Preheat oven to 350F
1.In a medium bowl, measure flour, coconut, butter, sugar and egg yolk. With fingertips, mix just until blended.
2.Press dough into bottom and up sides of 10" tart pan with removable bottom. With fork, prick tart shell in many places to prevent puffing and shrinking during baking.
3.Line inside of tart shell with foil. Bake 10 minutes in preheated oven. Remove foil, prick dough again. Bake tart shell 10-15 minutes longer or until just golden. Cool tart shell in pan on wire rack.

Lemon Custard Filling:
1.Grate 1 ts of zest from lemon and squeeze 3 tb of juice; set aside.
2.In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, heat butter, sugar and cornstarch, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils, then boil 1 minute.
3.In a small bowl beat egg yolks with a fork, then stir in small amount of hot sugar mixture in pan, stirring rapidly to prevent lumping.
4.Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats spoon well, about 1 minute (mixture should be about 170F - 175F).
5.Remove saucepan from heat. Stir lemon peel and lemon juice into custard, cover custard and refrigerate until very cold, about 1 hour.
6.In a small bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat heavy or whipping cream until soft peaks form. With rubber spatula, gently fold whipped cream into custard, taking care not to loose the airyness of the cream.

Assembly:
1.Evenly spoon Lemon Custard filling into cooled Coconut Crust tart shell. Arrange raspberries and blueberries (or other fruits as desired) around tart in circular pattern. Refrigerate 1 hour or until custard sets. Serve chilled.

__________________

__________________
Be determined to live life with flair and laughter!
kansasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 01:25 AM   #2
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
That sounds absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting! :D
__________________
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EZ spiced poached fruit subfuscpersona Fruit & Nuts 2 02-21-2005 05:53 AM
Fresh Fruits Ice Creams (7 recipes) Filus59602 Desserts, Sweets & Cookies & Candy 0 07-11-2002 10:25 PM


» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.