Peach-Plum Shortbread Tart

May 15, 2011 | | Desserts | Food | Recipes

Peach-Plum Shortbread Tart

Recipe submitted by: Stacey Fokas ( Visit Website )

Serves

8

Type

Dessert

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup non-hydrogenated lard
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup coconut (toasted for 5 minutes in a 350°F oven)
  • ½ tsp salt

Filling

  • ½ cup local honey
  • 2 cups peach (or plum) jam, preferably homemade
  • 7 or 8 firm Ontario peaches, thinly sliced
  • 2 or 3 firm red Ontario plums, thinly sliced
  • Lavender flowers for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix lard and brown sugar until creamy.
  3. Add vanilla, flour, coconut and salt, and mix until crumbly.
  4. Pour mixture into a 12-inch tart pan.
  5. Press firmly onto bottom and sides to make a crust.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until just cooked through.
  7. Remove from oven and set aside.
  8. Heat jam and honey in a frying pan on medium heat.
  9. Carefully add the peach slices.
  10. Cook gently for 5 to 7 minutes until fruit is tender but not mushy.
  11. Pour peaches into tart shell.
  12. Arrange plum slices on top.
  13. Sprinkle with lavender.
  14. Return to oven and bake for 30 minutes more or until crust is brown.

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