Monday, 16 October 2017

CHERRY TART

CHERRY TART

HAPPY DIWALI TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE CELEBRATING



My love for cherries is never ending, whenever they are in season, I am tempted to try new recipes with them. Cherry season is very short here in Calgary, though I do realise that frozen cherries are available throughout the year. This year I chanced upon farm stall that was selling fresh cherries in bulk for a very reasonable price, I bought lots, 12 bags in total, then I washed, pitted and froze them in small zip lock bags for future use. Now I know I will enjoy them through the winter.


Three years ago, when my daughter with her family, was coming back after a holiday trip, I wanted to give her a surprise with a new recipe made with cherries. That is when this recipe was initiated the very first time, but now it is made every year whenever cherries are in season. This recipe can easily be made with frozen cherries so even when fresh cherries are not available, this recipe turns out pretty good.


This is a fusion recipe in which I have combined an Indian cheese (Chena) with cherries. Chena is a homemade Indian cheese, which is very easy to make. You have to boil milk and while milk is boiling, add few spoons of vinegar; the acid in the vinegar will separate the whey from the milk solids which we have to extract. Sieve the whole thing to remove the watery whey, then leave the milk solids in the sieve for 30 minutes, Chena is ready. This Chena is used to make paneer, which is a well-known ingredient of north and East Indian cuisine. Many sweet and savoury items are made with paneer, including many restaurant dishes.



RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

FOR TART (For graham cracker crust)

  • Two cups graham/digestive cracker (Finely crushed)
  • One cup sugar
  • 8 tbs butter

FOR FILLING

  • I cup sliced cherries
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Chena/homemade crumbled paneer
  • pinch cardamom powder

METHOD

For crust

  • Mix crushed graham cracker, sugar and butter thoroughly.
  • Press mixture in to small individual pie trays ( 3 inches )
  • Bake in the oven for 6-7 minutes on 180 degrees C.
  • The tart is ready, cool it well.

FOR FILLING

  • Mix cherries and brown sugar together and heat in a pan to make compote.
  • When compote is ready, mix Chena and cook further for 8-10 minutes so that water from the Chena can evaporate and mixture can thicken. Leave it to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degree F
  • Fill the mixture of cherry, sugar and Chena inside the tart and bake in the oven for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Serve chilled as a dessert after the meals.

Note: - Ready-made tart can be used. If you are using readymade tart shells, first bake the tart shells in the oven for 7-8minutes and after adding the filling, bake for another 2 more minutes.

I am sharing this recipe as my blog post entry to Meatless Monday, Fiesta Friday, Hearth and Soul blog hop and Coo once and eat Twice and with Cook Blog share and we are pinnable. and with Full Plate Thursday and Sweet inspiration link party.
















30 comments:

  1. a different & lovely dessert...........happy Diwali.

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  2. It sounds delicious and I love how you've made individual tarts too. Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTWice

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    1. Thanks very much Corina for your lovely comment.

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  3. I'd didn't know that was how paneer was made? You always share the most useful information and the most delicious recipes Sadhna. I'm slightly addicted to paneer and cherries are one of my favorites too. I can only imagine how lovely this cheery tart must taste

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    1. Awww, if you are addicted to paneer, let me make some for you and send it to South Africa, LOL. Yes it is very tasty, thanks for your comment dear.

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  4. Oops I hit enter to quickly. Happy Diwali to you Sadhna

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    1. Thanks so much dear, yes tomorrow will be celebrating Diwali, this year weather is so nice here, no snow outside. Kids can enjoy with firecrackers.

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  5. I am not usually a fan of cherry pie but this one does sound quite interesting.

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    1. Thanks very much Dr Elise for your visit and the comment.

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  6. This looks so delicious Sadhna! I love cherries too. Surprised you could find them fresh so late in the year. I love the look of those little tarts!

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  7. I was interested to read about Chena, Sadhna. I had not heard of it before. These are such pretty tarts, and they sound so delicious. Love that you can use frozen cherries out of season too. Sharing on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page today. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

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    1. So nice of you April for sharing my recipe on facebook. Thanks very much dear fr your lovely comment.

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  8. Great to learn how Panneer is made and I love cherry dishes

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    1. Oh that is nice, thanks very much for your comment dear.

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  9. Oooh yummy I love cherries! These tarts look so pretty as well as delicious! I will definitely pop over to your linky next time I cook with legumes. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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    1. Thanks very much Kirsty for your lovely comment.

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  10. Sadhna, these tarts are adorable! And the Chena sounds so interesting, as well as easy to make. I love cherries, so I will have to put this on my list of recipes to try. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Amy for your comment dear, yes chenna is easy to make.

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  11. First off, I love cherries. Any way I can get them. They are so good. My great-grandmother had cherry trees and when I was young we would pick them every year. This recipe reminds me of how much fun we had. I'll definitely be trying this. Pinned to share with other cherry lovers!

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    1. Thanks very Much Nikki, for your lovely comment and for pinning and sharing with others. I wish I have a cherry tree in my yard.

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  12. Your Cherry Tart will be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen for your comment and the visit.

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  13. I am sure you will have a great time with the cherries and the recipe. I hope to enjoy them when I am back to Canada!

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    1. Thanks Alok, the cherries season is over, but you can still enjoy the frozen ones.

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  14. Happy Belated Diwali Sadhna! These tarts look so yummy and not hard to make at all.

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  15. This recipe can easily be made with frozen cherries so even when fresh cherries are not available, this recipe turns out pretty good.Vertical garden planters

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