Monday, March 15, 2010

Pi Day Tart

Been a long time since I've updated this blog. I've been busy and it's hard to remember to write posts when I'm cooking for 4 people however this may change soon as I may be moving into my own place soon.

March 14 (3.14) is Pi Day. In celebration I made this nice rustic berry tart. Since this was a thrown together recipe the measurements are approximate.

  • 1 frozen pie crust thawed, you can of course use homemade but I hate making pie crust.
  • 2 cups berries of your choice, I used a mix of frozen strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, allow to thaw if you are using frozen. Drain excess juices that came out during thawing.
  • 1/4 cup sugar, I don't like a really sweet tart, use 1/2 cup if you like it sweeter.
  • 1/3 cup jam or jelly, I used orange marmalade to keep with the less sweet theme, apricot or apple would be nice too.
  • 1/2 cup crushed ginger snaps. Graham crackers would probably also work.
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place pie crust in pie plate or on a sheet pan doesn't matter for this recipe (use some parchment paper or grease it to keep the tart from sticking).
  2. Mix the berries, sugar, and half the cookie crumbs in a bowl, let sit 10 minutes.
  3. Pour berries into middle of the crust, spread evenly to 2 inches from the edge. Microwave the jam for about 15-30 seconds to loosen it up a little, drizzle over the berries.
  4. Fold edges of the crust in and over the berries (see picture).
  5. Sprinkle the rest of the cookie crumbs over the top of the tart.
  6. Bake 40 minutes or until crust is golden brown and delicious.
  7. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

1 comment:

PussDaddy said...

That looks good.