I am going to begin this post by just admitting to the ridiculosity that it represents. I know, my spell check tells me ridiculosity is not a word. I kind of like it though so I'm keeping it. But just so you understand, the birds planted some gorgeous black raspberries on the edge of the woods and we were blessed with a beautiful crop of flawless, organic berries. So of course I had to make something out of them right? Something blog worthy. Something spectacular!
I have a ton of little tart pans that I have picked up here and there. How about Black raspberry tarts? How awesome would that be? How beautiful and impressive! Trouble is, I should have used a pastry recipe rather than a crumb recipe. The first crust I tried had ground walnuts, it sounded scrumptious. The only problem? I couldn't get them out of the tart pans without breaking all the little scallops off the tart shells. Hmmmm. Plan B.
Having learned apparently nothing by my failings with the walnut crust, I decided to try a graham cracker crust, because, darn it! I just didn't really feel like making a pastry crust today you know? Three of the six tart shells came out perfectly. The other three, I ate in bits and pieces because the little pieces that break off DO NOT COUNT as real food. You know it's true.
You've eaten the bits and pieces too.
Don't try to tell me you haven't.
Of course at that point I feel a bit queasy. The tarts have completely lost their magic for me. I complete one and the other two get piped with filling and set aside for the rest of the family who have not gorged on failure all day.
This is the tart.
It's lovely, the filling is delicious. Really it is. Made with a mixture of cream cheese, Earl's home made yogurt (an especially delightful batch I might add!), vanilla and sugar.
It is beautiful, and I got some great photos.
This one Black Raspberry Tart was clearly worth my entire day.
I have a lot of black raspberries left.
Tomorrow, I'm making black raspberry bread pudding.
Don't judge me, it's a compulsion.
And yes, I will blog the bread pudding....lets hope it's a good recipe:>)