Apple And Green Tomato Tart With Calvados Cream
|All purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Confectioners' sugar||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Unsalted butter stick||4 Ounce, softened (1 Stick)|
|Tart apple||1 Large, peeled, cored and cut lengthwise into thin rounds|
|Green tomato||1 Large, cored and cut lengthwise into thin rounds|
|Fresh lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Granulated sugar||3 Tablespoon|
|Blackberry preserves||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Heavy cream||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
1. Sift the flour and confectioners' sugar into a medium bowl. Add the butter and blend well to form a stiff dough. Press and pat the dough into the bottom of a rectangular tart pan, preferably black, 9 by 3 inches. Don't line the sides of the pan, but leave a little lip around the edges of the dough. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Prebake the pastry for 30 minutes, or until dry.
3. Arrange alternating, overlapping slices of the apple and green tomato down the length of the prebaked pastry. Sprinkle with the lemon juice. Mix the granulated sugar and cornstarch and sift evenly over the apple and tomato slices.
4. Return to the 350° oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until the fruit is tender and the crust lightly browned. Slide the tart onto a serving plate.
5. In a small nonreactive saucepan, heat the preserves over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted, about 3 minutes. Strain to remove the seeds. Spread over the fruit.
6. Whip the cream until soft peaks form. Beat in the Calvados. Serve the tart warm or at room temperature, with the whipped cream on the side.