Friday, October 18, 2013
FFWD Caramel-Almond Custard Tart
When this posts we'll be finishing up a whirlwind 4 cities in 8 days trip to visit Paul's family in Oregon. This will be Charlotte's first plane trip, and her first trip to meet most of Paul's family. I'm excited, but more than a little bit scared about all of the time spent on planes and cars. So fingers crossed for us! Since I don't eat beef I skipped the Boeuf a la mode and made this dessert before we left on vacation, as part of my birthday dinner....I just re-read my post from my birthday last year, and I'm happy to say that things are definitely feeling a million times better. Pregnancy and having a newborn wasn't always easy, but Charlotte has brought so much happiness that I can easily say that 31 was the best year of my life. However, my birthday celebration this year was not as exciting as it has been in year's past! My grandma was in town and we all loved seeing her, but Charlotte is still unpredictable in the evenings (and is starting to go to sleep on the early side) so we all went out to brunch and stayed home for dinner. Paul made an Italian feast--homemade bread, Caesar salad with homemade croutons, eggplant parmigiana, acorn squash puree, and spinach with garlic--and I was in charge of dessert. I wanted to make something more exciting, but since my time is limited and I needed to make the tart before we left for vacation I went with the tart. I was pleasantly surprised. It was relatively quick to put together and I enjoyed the caramel nut flavor. It was like a sophisticated, less-gooey pecan pie. This is definitely one I'd make again if I needed a relatively quick dessert for company.