The Black Teapot

April 10, 2010

Apple Custard Pie

Filed under: Desserts, Pies and Tarts — blackteapot @ 11:12 pm
  • 1 pie shell
  • 3 baking apples
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350*F.

Peel and slice apples. Arrange in pie shell.

In a bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Slowly whisk in cream. Pour over apples, and bake for 15-20 minutes until crust golden and custard almost set. Cool until completely set and serve with vanilla ice cream, or a little whipping cream poured over top.

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Blueberry, White Chocolate, Cream Cheese Tarts

Filed under: Desserts, Pies and Tarts — blackteapot @ 10:22 pm
  • 24 tart shells
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries, washed
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 2-6oz packages white chocolate
  • 2-80z packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tsp icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Line tart shells on a baking sheet. Prick bottoms with a fork to prevent them from puffing up. Bake in a preheated 350*F oven until golden brown, then cool.

Meanwhile, in a double boiler, melt chocolate.

In a sauce pan, combine blueberries, sugar, and zest from the orange. Heat on medium until bubbling. In a small bowl combine orange juice with corn starch. Add to blueberries and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and cool.

In another bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, whipping cream, vanilla and icing sugar.

In the bottom of each tart shell drop a little melted chocolate, coating bottom. Let harden. Top with some of the cream cheese mixture, so shell is about half full. Top with cooled blueberry mixture. Refrigerate for about an hour before serving.

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