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Swissair Tarts

Swissair Tarts

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 0

Cook Time : 40

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 14

  • 1 1⁄3 cups flour

  • 1⁄4 cup ground walnuts

  • 8tablespoons butter, at room temperature

  • 5 egg yolks, divided

  • 1⁄3 cup milk, plus 1 tablespoon

  • 3ounces gruyere cheese, coarsely grated

  • 1tablespoon cornstarch

  • 3tablespoons light cream

  • salt

  • 1⁄3 cup heavy cream

Directions

  • 01

    Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • 02

    Mix flour and walnuts.

  • 03

    Add butter and 2 egg yolks.

  • 04

    Mix with your hands until it becomes a smooth dough.

  • 05

    Divide into 14-18 pieces.

  • 06

    Lightly flour your fingers and press each piece of dough over the bottom and sides of a 2"-2 1/2" fluted tart tin.

  • 07

    Prick surface of dough with a fork.

  • 08

    Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.

  • 09

    Let cool in tins a few minutes, then remove very carefully.

  • 10

    Place milk and cheese in a sauce pan and heat until cheese melts and mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly.

  • 11

    Combine remaining egg yolks with cornstarch and light cream.

  • 12

    Gradually add to cheese mixture and heat to just under the boiling point.

  • 13

    Add salt, cool, and chill.

  • 14

    Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.

  • 15

    Fold into the cheese mixture.

  • 16

    Pipe or spoon mixture into tart shells.

  • 17

    Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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