White Chocolate Tart, pistachio and lemon. A creative tart with ingredients typical of the Sicilian pastry. You like the pistachio? I love it, you will have understood since weeks I am churning out sweet and salted pistachio recipes. Obviously I use the green Bronte PGI and I suggest you do the same, not only because I'm Sicilian, and so parochial, but because it is really excellent. If you like the pistachio, do not forget to have a look at all RECIPES WITH PISTACHIOS both sweet and savory.
We come to us: This tart is irresistible. The crispy pastry shell, and the soft stuffing made of white chocolate, Bronte pistachio cream and lemon, that gives a touch of acidity and freshness, make it perfect to be served after a meal, with a coffee, or as a delicious snack in the afternoon. The realization of the tart with white chocolate lemon and pistachio is very simple. To err it is impossible, but you absolutely need an absolute quality pistachio cream, otherwise the result will not be what you expect.
The alternatives to pistachio paste
I used a neutral cream pistachio, one that is used in pastry, but you can also use a cream already sweetened: In this case, as even white chocolate is very sweet, I suggest you decrease the amount of the pastry sugar, otherwise your tart will be too sweet. On my YouTube channel you will find how to make the SHORT PASTRY step by step in the recipe GRANDMOTHER CAKE WITH CREAM AND PINE NUTS.
Or, choice consigliatissima, I suggest you just buy natural pistachios (unsalted and unroasted) and crush them in a mortar or processing them, in order to obtain a pistachio paste without adding sugar, I saw that white chocolate is sweet enough. While you're at, have a look at all my RECIPES OF PIES, simple or creative, rustic or refined. At this point I wish you good day!
Doses for a cake of approximately 24 cm in diameter:
300 grams of pastry (for the recipe, please click here)
350 grams of white chocolate
200 ml of cream
grated rind of one lemon organic
150 grams of pasta (semis) of pistachio or 200 grams of unsalted pistachio
a pinch of fine salt
pistachios, to taste
chopped pistachios, to taste
organic lemon zest, to taste
50 grams of white chocolate
To make the tart with white chocolate, lemon and pistachio, you have to prepare the pastry by following the instructions found here, grease and flour a baking pan for pies with opening bottom or zipper closure (I used a rectangular, but it should be fine even round or square). Roll out the dough on the work plan lightly floured work, at a thickness of 3-5 mm, then coat the pan with the pastry. Prick the bottom, cover with parchment paper and sprinkle a few handful of dried vegetables. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 180 degrees, then cook the pastry shell for 20 minutes. Remove the beans and the parchment paper and cook for a few minutes, until the pastry is golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
For the pistachio cream of Bronte: chop the white chocolate. Put it in a bowl, Add pasta (or semis) pistachios and a pinch of salt. Pour the cream into a saucepan and bring to a boil, then pour it boiling over the chocolate and stir with a spatula until a smooth cream, No lumps of chocolate. Once ready, Add the grated lemon rind. When the cream will be tepid, pour into pastry shell and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or (better yet) all night, so that the cream hardens completely.
If you do not find the neutral pistachio paste, you can crush in a mortar or blend 200 grams of pistachio, Obviously unsalted, until reduced cream. Do not worry if the cream prepared with pistachios will not be perfectly homogeneous and smooth.
For decoration, melt white chocolate in a double boiler and let it trickle over the tart, with a spoon. Sprinkle with the chopped pistachios. Garnish with a few whole pistachios and a little lemon zest. Bon appétit!
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