Corn and Basil Tart

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Fresh corn kernels and flavorful basil are the stars of this summer tart recipe that can either be served as a snack or side dish.

R120370
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
55 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
49 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 19 mins
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • cup butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • cup yellow cornmeal

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 1 ½ cup fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)

  • ½ cup coarsely snipped fresh basil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ 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.

Tips

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 (per serving)

251 Calories
13g Fat
30g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 127mg 3%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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