Brown Butter Raspberry Tart

prepared by and photo by Emily Doscher

Raspberries and luscious browned butter filling completes a thin-crisp tart crust.  Not going back for seconds will be tough!

Size: serves 8-10

7 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plus 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla exract
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, diced
2 6-oz containers fresh raspberries


CRUST:  Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 375F.  Using rubber spatula or fork, mix melted butter, sugar, and vanilla in medium bowl.  Add flour and salt and stir until incorporated.  Transfer dough to 9″ diameter tart pan with removable bottom.  Using fingertips, press dough evenly onto sides and bottom of pan.

Bake crust until golden, about 18 minutes (crust will puff slightly while baking).  Transfer crust to rack and cool in pan.  Maintain oven temperature.

FILLING:  Whisk sugar, eggs, and salt in medium bowl to blend.  Add flour and vanilla; whisk until smooth.  Cook butter in heavy small saucepan over medium heat until deep nutty brown (do not burn), stirring often, about 6 minutes.  Immediately pour browned butter into glass measuring cup.  Gradually whisk browned butter into sugar-egg mixture; whisk until well blended.

Arrange raspberries, pointed side up and close together in concentric circles, in bottom of cooled crust.  Carefully pour browned butter mixture evenly over berries.  Place tart on rimmed baking sheet.  Bake tart until filling is puffed and golden and tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.  Cool tart completely in pan on rack.  (Can be made 1 day ahead.  Cover and store at room temperture.)

Remove tart pan sides.  Place tart on platter.  Cut into wedges and serve

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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ


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