As promised…

A tasty melon recipe! This Melon Cream Tart turned out pretty good; sweet but not too sweet, a nice soft crust, and delicious served hot or cold.

I opted for some powdered sugar sprinkled on top, but you could also put fresh raspberries or kiwi on top.

And it perfectly compliments the Melon Wine I picked up from Howell’s MainStreet Winery. Now I know why they ran out of melon wine this year!

MELON CREAM TART RECIPE

For the short-crust pastry

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 stick butter, room temp, cut up

5-6 tablespoons cold water

For the filling

4 large egg yolks

1/3 cup sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 a melon (cut into pieces)

2/3 cup light buttermilk

Make the short-crust pastry

– Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl and make a well in the center

– Stir in the butter and enough water to form a smooth dough

– Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 7 minutes

– Shape into a rectangle and fold the short sides over

– Roll into a rectangle once more, working in the opposite direction

– Fold the short side over once more, repeat once more

– Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate until ready to use

Make the tart

– Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees

– Butter and flour a 10 inch pie pan

– Beat the egg yolks and sugar with a mixer until pale and thick

– Stir in the cornstarch

– Place the melon pieces in a food processor and puree

– Transfer melon to a large bowl

– Using a spatula, stir in the egg mixture and buttercream

– Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick

– Fit the pasty into the prepared pan

– Prick the pastry all over with a fork

– Spoon the melon mixture into the shell

– Bake for about 40-50 minutes, or until light golden brown

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