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Basil Cheese Tart Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
m j calvey
Added: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. flour,
1/4 tsp. salt,
1/8 tsp. garlic salt.
1/3 c. plus 1 Tbs. shortening,
3-4 Tbs. cold water,
1 8 oz. package cream cheese,
1/3 c. ricotta,
1/4 c. butter,
2 eggs,
2 Tbs. flour,
1/2 tsp. salt,
1/4 tsp. pepper,
2 Tbs. fresh, chopped basil

Directions:
Directions:
Combine first three ingredients, cut in shortening. Sprinkle cold water, stir, shape into a ball and chill. Roll dough into 1/8 inch thick 11 inch circle. Place in bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 8 inch spring pan. Prick with fork, cover and chill 30 minutes. Place foil over pastry, cover with dried peas and bake at 450 for 8 minutes. Remove foil and peas and bake for 5 minutes more. Remove and cool. Combine cheese, ricotta and next three ingredients. Blend. Pour into pastry and bake at 350 35-40 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature. Garnish with cherry tomato wedges and fresh basil.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
90 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Can be served as an appetizer, or lunch or brunch dish.

 

 

 

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