Tarte au Citron with Cassis Coulis and Cassis Ice

  • serves 8
Christine Cushing
Christine Cushing

Recipe courtesy Anne Yarymovich, Agora Restaurant, Art Gallery of Ontario.

5 Ratings
Directions for: Tarte au Citron with Cassis Coulis and Cassis Ice

Ingredients

Pastry

1 ½ cup all purpose flour (375 ml)

⅔ cup icing sugar (150 ml)

3 Tbsp granulated sugar (45 ml)

3 Tbsp finely ground blanched almonds (45 ml)

½ cup cold unsalted butter (125 ml)

1 oz almond paste (28 g)

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Lemon Filling

1 lb(s) lemons, washed, room temperature (3 medium sized lemons) (454 g)

1 ¼ cup granulated sugar (310 ml)

3 large eggs (at room temperature)

2 Tbsp cornstarch (30 ml)

3 Tbsp hot melted butter (45 ml)

Cassis Ice

1 cup water (250 ml)

1 cup sugar (250 ml)

17-ounces black currants (fresh or frozen) 500 g

1 Tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)

1 Tbsp crème de cassis liqueur (15 ml)

1 cup water, additonal to adjust consistency (250 ml)

Cassis Coulis

1 cup water (250 ml)

1 cup sugar (250 ml)

17-ounces black currants (fresh or frozen) 500 g

1 Tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)

1 Tbsp crème de cassis liqueur (15 ml)

1 cup water , additional to adjust consistency (250 ml)

Directions

Pastry

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, both sugars, and the almonds. Cut in the cold butter. Using a large cheese grater, add the almond paste and work it in until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add just enough of the beaten egg to form the mixture into a ball. Wrap and chill pastry dough for 30 minutes before rolling.

2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry dough to fit a 9-inch tart pan. Place dough into the tart pan. Remove any excess pastry edges. (Traditionally, a straight edged pastry ring is used for the lemon tart and it is placed on a parchment lined bake sheet). Fill tart with lemon filling.

Lemon Filling

1. Remove the zest from the lemons and chop fine. Set aside.

2. Peel the white pith from the lemons with a paring knife and discard. Cut the peeled lemons into thin slices and remove seeds. Place lemon slices and zest into a food processor and purée. Add sugar and process until blended. Add the eggs one at a time and process until combined. Add the cornstarch and melted butter and process until well combined.

3. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

4. Pour the filling into the tart shell. Bake for 50 minutes, or until the filling is golden brown. Let cool and serve with Cassis Ice and Cassis Coulis.

Cassis Ice

1. Heat 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes to make a syrup. Add the currants to syrup and simmer until they are very soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Taste and add more sugar if necessary. (Natural sugar content of the fruit will vary depending on ripeness and origin of fruit.) Remove from heat and add lemon juice, cassis liqueur and additional water, then purée and pass through fine sieve. Chill for a minimum of 3 hours.

2. Process in an ice cream maker according manufacturer’s instructions. Makes 1 litre (6 to 8 servings).

Cassis Coulis

1. Recipe for Cassis Coulis is same for the Cassis ice. Repeat steps for making the Cassis Ice but omit final step of freezing. Adjust consistency with additional water, cassis juice or cranberry juice if necessary.

See more: Citrus, Bake, Dessert, Eggs/Dairy, Party Favourites, French, Fruit


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