Rhubarb Praline Torte with Spring Strawberries | PCC Natural Markets

Rhubarb Praline Torte with Spring Strawberries

Yield: One 10-inch tart

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This torte is very similar to a classic old-fashioned chess pie, but thinner and more elegant. It bakes up all caramel-y in the center with a crisp, toffee-like brûlée on top. The rhubarb lends it a tart note and the strawberries are the perfect bright counterpoint.

Ingredients

For the pastry dough

For the filling and torte

Preparation

To make the pastry dough

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until the dough just begins to gather, about 45 seconds. Remove the dough to a floured surface and form into a ball. You may at this point proceed with one of two methods:

For a finer-textured crust: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 1/2 hour. Place the chilled dough on a floured work surface and roll it out into a circle 2 inches larger than your 10-inch tart pan. Fit the dough in the pan and trim any excess.

For a more rustic crust: Place the dough in a 10-inch tart pan and with your fingers press it around the pan until it is evenly distributed.

To make the filling and torte

Preheat oven to 325° F.

In a small saucepan, simmer rhubarb with 1/4 cup of sugar until very soft. Cool slightly and puree in a food processor. In a mixing bowl, combine rhubarb puree with remaining ingredients (except the pastry crust). Pour filling into prepared pastry shell. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until the filling is set and the top is deep golden. The tart will puff as it bakes, but will settle as it cools.

Allow to cool completely before serving. It can be served at room temperature or chilled. Serve with sliced fresh strawberries.

Notes

You may use a pre-made pastry crust rolled out to fit your tart pan.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: Demonstrated on KING 5's "Gardening with Ciscoe" show, which aired on April 7, 2012.

More about: desserts, rhubarb

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