Tomato Ricotta Tart

Pastry:

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    3 cups flour

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar

Put all in a food processor and mix a few times.  Add 7-8 slices of crumbled crisp bacon.  Process a few times.

Add 1/3 cup of very cold shortening (prefer Crisco) and 12 tbsps very cold butter cut into cubes

Process 6-8 times.

Add 6-8 tbsps ice water and process until it almost comes together.  Remove and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Roll out dough and fit into a 12″ (or 8″ or 10″) tart pan with a removal bottom.  Refrigerate until ready to fill.

Filling:

In food processor, put 1/2 cup whole milk ricotta, about 1.2 cup fresh basil leaves, 3 eggs, 8 oz shredded mozzarella and 1/3 cup grated parmesan.  Season with salt and pepper if desired.  Process until almost smooth.

Slice up 4 large ripe tomatoes or 8 roma tomatoes and put on a paper towel lined sheet pan.  Season with salt and pepper and let sit for 5-10 minuts.

Line bottom of tart with some of the tomatoes.  Top with the cheese mixture and then top the cheese mixture with more tomatoes.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned on top and set.  Let sit in pan about 10 minutes before cutting and serving! Continue reading

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Set the oven to 450 degrees.

Mix:

1 cup steamed or roasted, well drained, strained winter squash
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup brandy
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mace

Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Line a 9 inch pie pan with a pastry crust – store bought or home made.

Fill the pie crust and bake for about 30 minutes

Brush with slightly beaten egg white. Put in the filling.

Bake 120 minutes. Reduce the heat to 300 degrees and bake until firm (45-60 Minutes).

Serve with wonderful homemade whipped cream or store bought.

Desserts (From 2003)

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From 2003, Lee, Pam and Sylvia take on dessert recipes in a two part show:

Part 1

  • Pear Tart And Pumpkin Roll
  • Swedish Apple Pie.

http://blip.tv/play/AYL0%2BxgA.html?p=1http://a.blip.tv/api.swf#AYL0+xgA

Part 2

  • Tiramasu Tort
  • Strawberries Romanoff
  • Bananas Foster

http://blip.tv/play/AYL0%2BwgA.html?p=1http://a.blip.tv/api.swf#AYL0+wgA

Check out the recipes online. If you need a DVD quality version, contact us via email.

This is an abridged version of our original show. During its taping, Spencer Cable Access producer Lee Danek had won a 1st place in the North East Video Festival in Portland, ME. We’ve cut out references to this content for this presentation.