*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      RHUBARB TARTS WITH WALNUT PASTRY
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   c            Ground walnuts (1 ounce)
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/4   c            Well-chilled unsalted butter
                         -(1/2 stick)
                         Cut into small pieces
    1       tb           (about) ice water
                         FILLING
      1/3   c            Water
      1/4   c            (or more) sugar
    1       c            Chopped fresh rhubarb *
    2       tb           Water
      3/4   ts           Arrowroot
    2                    To 3 Tbl red currant jelly
 
   PASTRY
   
   Creme fraiche or sour cream
   
   * A 10-ounce package of thawed frozen rhubarb can be
   substituted. Drain well, reserving juices; substitute
   juice for water in filling. Measure 1 cup rhubarb,
   reserving remainder for another use.
   
   FOR PASTRY:  Combine flour, walnuts, and sugar in
   medium bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles
   coarse meal.  Blend in water just until dough holds
   together.  Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate
   thoroughly.
   
   Preheat oven to 350 F. Roll dough out on lightly
   floured surface to thickness of 1/8 inch.  Cut out two
   4 1/2-inch fircles.  Fit into two 3 1/2 inch round
   tart pans.  Trim edges of dough even with edge of pan.
   Prick bottom with fork.  Bake until crisp and lightly
   browned, about 25 minutes. Let cool.
   
   FOR FILLING:  Combine 1/3 cup water and 1/4 cup sugar
   in medium saucepan over low heat.  Add rhubarb, cover
   and bring to simmer, stirring gently once or twice.
   Cook just until rhubarb is tender, about 3 to 5
   minutes. Drain, reserving liquid.  Taste and adjust
   sweetness of the rhubarb, adding more sugar if
   desired.  Return liquid ro pan.
   
   Mix 2 tablespoons water with arrowroot.  Blend into
   rhubarb cooking liquid. Place over low heat and stir
   gently until thickened and clear, about 5 minutes.
   Add rhubarb.  Let cool.
   
   Spoon filling into tart shells.  Melt jelly over very
   low heat. Spoon or brush evenly over filling.
   Refrigerate tarts until ready to serve. Top each with
   a dollop of creme fraiche or sour cream.
   
   Makes 2 servings.
   
   [ Cooking with Bon Appetit; Pies and Tarts; Knapp,
   1986 ]
  
 
 
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