Photo by Angie Mosier

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yields

8 servings, 10-inch tart

    Ingredients
  • 8 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 quart heavy cream, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar, plus additional for topping
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, or the seeds scraped from 2 vanilla beans
  • Either a home-made or a store-bought tart crust
steps
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Pierce tart shell all over with a fork and fill with pie weights (or rice). Par-bake tart crust for 10- 15 minutes. Remove from oven, remove weights and set aside.
  3. Combine yolks, cream, vanilla, and sugar in a blender. Purée until smooth (this step will make for a lighter custard).
  4. Pour into the par-cooked tart shell.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the custard has set up, like a crème brûlée.
  6. Let rest until cool before serving. Note: You can optionally sugar and torch the top like you would a crème brûlée. Slice pie before torching top.
  • from Eli and Andrea Kirshtein of The Luminary, Atlanta, GA

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