The Lemon Tart! Wow, what can I say, this is a great flavored tart with spunk! It is classic Barefoot Contessa, great flavor, intense color, and EASY. Be sure to read the tips on this page before going to this “Recipes” tab and making the tart. I have made many a task more difficult by not ready the ‘sidebar’ information. Use a microplan, a grater, or a thin sharp knife to scrape the zest off of the lemon, and do so before halving and squeezing the lemon. (Note: Thin, smooth skinned lemons at room temperature yield the most juice and thick, bumpy textured cold lemons give the maximum amount of zest.) Butter makes the crust more luscious but not too much, and adding butter to the curd makes the filling fool proof and creamy!
When you add the ingredients for the filling it will look like something curdled and gone bad. NO worries. Just be sure to cook it on top of the stove, stirring constantly until thickened, but don’t let it boil. Remove from the heat, pour it in a bowl, and cool. I always make this part first, then the crust and meringue.
As for the crust, use a flat bottom measuring cup to flatten it out. Then, cover it with a piece of parchment paper and place a pound of dry beans on top. Bake, and then cool.
Grocery List for Entire Meal:
|Produce:||Dairy & Meats:|
|1 large onion||4 oz. crumbled feta|
|1 head of romaine hearts||3 sticks unsalted butter|
|¼ C dried apricots, diced||9 eggs|
|2 tbsp. garlic||½ cup Parmesan, grated|
|1 red pepper||1 pkg. Boursin cheese (any flavor)|
|3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes||1 pint buttermilk|
|2 lbs Asparagus||2 cups Greek style plain yogurt|
|½ cup minced herbs||1 cup white cheddar cheese|
|½ cup minced red onion||5 lb. spiral sliced ham|
|1 pkg. phyllo tart shells||¼ tsp. nutmeg|
|10 oz. pkg. spinach||2 tbsp olive oil|
|16 oz. frozen bread dough||4 cups sugar|
|2 cup clover honey|
|2/3 cup bourbon|
|1/2 cup orange marmalade (100% fruit)|
|1/3 cup molasses|
|1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar|
|¼ teaspoon ground cloves,|
|2 tsp pepper|
The approximate cost of this meal is $10/person and it will feed 6-8 people. So, I hope you have enjoyed my first holiday series along with the recipes, grocery list and approximate food cost. Let me know what you think and what you want to see! I have lots of ideas, but I want to know what your next big event is and I’ll do my best to make it easier, festive and fun! Have a wonderful holiday weekend, and I will meet you back at the table very soon to help your family use dairy creatively and tastefully in new and delicious recipes.
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