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Cranberry Upside-Down Tart with Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise Recipe
Courtesy of Cooking Club of America This homey dessert is the perfect ending for any autumn dinner. For the best vanilla flavor, look for vanilla beans that are moist and supple, not dry and brittle. Remove the seeds by scraping the vanilla bean. Mashing the seeds with the sugar helps to easily disperse the seeds in the sauce.
fresh or frozen cranberries
diced peeled Golden Delicious apple (1 large)
1 3/4 cups
sugar plus 1 tbsp
2 1/2 tsp
frozen puff pastry (from 17.3 oz package), thawed
vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
egg yolks, room temperature
Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, stir together cranberries, apple, 1 3/4 cups of the sugar, flour and 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon. Place in 9x1 1/2-inch round baking pan. Place puff pastry over berry mixture; trim puff pastry even with edge of pan.
In small bowl, stir together remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over pastry. Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and fruit is tender. (Check after 25 minutes. If browning too quickly, cover with foil.)
Meanwhile, with small knife, scrape each vanilla bean half to remove seeds. With seeds on cutting board, sprinkle seeds with 2 tablespoons of the sugar. With side of knife, work vanilla bean seeds and sugar together to combine. (Sugar helps separate seeds so they will disperse in sauce easier.) Place vanilla seeds and sugar along with vanilla pod in large saucepan. Add cream and milk. Cook over medium heat until small bubbles appear around outside edge of saucepan.
Immediately pour through strainer into medium bowl. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally. Cover; store in refrigerator. Serve warm or at room temperature.
PER SERVING: 505 calories, 22 g total fat (9 g saturated fat), 4 g protein, 75.5 g carbohydrate, 105 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 3 g fiber
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