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Corn and Basil Tart

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Chill 55 mins Cool 10 mins Bake 350°F 49 mins
Corn and Basil Tart
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  butter, softened
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 3  eggs
  • 2/3  cup  yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3  cup  all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup  half-and-half or light cream
  • 1 1/2  cups  fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)
  • 1/2  cup  coarsely snipped fresh basil
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
  •  Chopped tomato and basil (optional)
Directions

1. For cornmeal crust, in medium bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat until combined. Beat in 1 egg until combined. Add in cornmeal and as much of the flour as you can with the mixer; stir in any remaining flour. Form dough into a disc and wrap in plastic. Chill 30 to 60 minutes or until easy to handle.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pat dough onto bottom and sides of 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Press evenly onto bottom and sides with a small glass (see note). Line pastry with double thickness of foil and bake 10 minutes; remove foil. Bake 4 to 6 minutes more.

3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl whisk together 2 eggs and half-and-half. Stir in corn, basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Pour into pastry shell. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove sides of pan to serve. Sprinkle with tomato and additional basil. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Note: To assure even baking, lightly press dough on bottom and up sides of the tart pan. Using the side of a small glass, roll the crust smooth on the bottom. Holding the glass upright gently press dough to the sides of the pan for a uniform edge.
Nutrition Facts (Corn and Basil Tart)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 251,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 111,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 6,
  • vit. A (IU) 534,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 32,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 401,
  • Potassium (mg) 127,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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