No need to get out your rolling pin or even grease the pan for this dessert. Just use your fingers to mix the shortbread dough, then dump it straight into a cake pan, press down and bake. You can replace the raspberries with your favorite fruitor even pieces of chocolate.
Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 50 mins
- 3 ounces raspberries (1 pound)
- 1 stick plus 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 1 1/4cups granulated sugar
- 1 3/4cups all-purpose flour
- 3 large eggs
- Zest and juice of 2 lemons (about 1/4 cup juice)
- Confectioners sugar, for dusting
- Drain the raspberries in a strainer set over a bowl. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Using your fingers, combine the butter, 1/2 cup of the sugar and 1 1/2 cups of the flour and blend together until coarse crumbs form. Pour the mixture into an ungreased nonstick 9-inch springform or cake pan and press down evenly to form a crust. Bake the shortbread crust until lightly golden, about 20 minutes.
- Remove the shortbread from the oven and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees . Scatter the drained raspberries evenly over the baked shortbread.
- Beat the eggs with the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar until thick and pale yellow. Whisk in the lemon zest, the lemon juice and the remaining 1/4 cup of flour. Pour the lemon cream over the raspberries and bake the tart until the custard is set, about 30 minutes. Let cool, then dust with confectioners sugar.
- Keep frozen fruit on hand. It's prewashed and ready to use--just the thing for this easy weeknight dessert.
- No need to get out your rolling pin or even grease the pan for this dessert. Just use your fingers to mix the shortbread dough, then dump it straight into a cake pan, press down and bake.
- You can replace the raspberries with your favorite fruit-or even pieces of chocolate.
- Go all the way and swap a teaspoon of vanilla extract for the lemon juice and zest in the quick custard.