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This easy-to-prep tart packs in all the sweetness of Fall. Sugary pastry leaves are fun but optional.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 11 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 whole egg
- 1-2 tablespoons ice water
- 1 egg white, beaten, for pastry cut-outs
- 5 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup maple syrup
- 5 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
FOR THE PASTRY: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the flour, butter and sugar in a food processor and process to a coarse meal. Add the egg and 1 tablespoon of the water and pulse until the mixture comes together. (It may be necessary to add more water, a little at a time.) Remove and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Roll out the pastry to line a 1-inch deep, 11-inch tart pan with a removable base. Line the pastry shell with parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper and fill with baking weights, dried beans or rice. Bake the pastry shell for 15 minutes. Remove the weights and allow to cool.
Using a small sharp knife or cookie cutter, cut out maple leaf shapes from any remaining pastry. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper. Brush the pastry shapes with a little of the beaten egg white, place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until golden.
FOR THE FILLING: Combine the eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup and melted butter in a bowl. Mix until combined.
Brush the cooled pastry shell with a little of the beaten egg white and pour in the filling. Bake the tart for 40-45 minutes, until filling just wobbles when shaken. Allow to cool.
TO SERVE: Decorate the tart with the maple leaf pastry shapes and serve.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
444 calories; 22g total fat; 179mg cholesterol; 56mg sodium; 56g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 7g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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