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Cream Cheese Custard and Cherry Tart

Cream Cheese Custard and Cherry Tart

Cream cheese custard makes for truly great tarts!

Ingredients: 6 small (6 cm) tarts or 1 large (20 cm) tart

Cream cheese custard
Cream cheese
100 g
Granulated sugar
40 g
Egg yolk
2
Cake flour
20 g
Milk
200 ml
Vanilla beans
1/2
Kirsch
1 teaspoon
Whipped cream
Heavy cream
50 ml
Granulated sugar
5 g
Brandy
1 teaspoon
Fruit topping
Cherries
As desired

Steps

1. Prepare the tart crust from Recipe ID: 1044412. Top the dough with baking weights and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C. Remove the weights and bake for another 5 minutes.
2. Cheese custard: Soften the cream cheese. Sift the flour.
3. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the egg yolk, then flour, mixing well with each addition.
4. In a pot, warm the milk and vanilla beans (with seeds and pods). When the edges begin to bubble, remove from the heat.
5. Pour the warmed milk from Step 4 (remove the pods) into the mixture from Step 3. Mix until smooth and evenly distributed.
6. Strain the mixture from Step 5 into a pot (use the one you warmed the milk in). Slowly heat on low until thickened.
7. Once thickened, remove from the heat. Add the kirsch. Leave to cool.
8. In a bowl, combine the whipped cream ingredients, whipping until soft peaks form.
9. Combine the mixtures from Step 7 and Step 8 to complete the cream cheese custard.
10. Pour the cheese custard into the tarts and arrange 5 cherries (seeds removed) on top.
11. Then, stack a few more cherries on so you have about 8-9 together in a cluster. (Leave the stem on the top cherry only.) Apply whipped cream and herb leaves as desired.
12. Enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

I've made custard cream many times, but cream cheese custard is even more delicious.