Recipe for Nectarine Tart – the perfect combination of fruit and white chocolate


Biscuit Base:
160g coconut biscuits
¼ cup pistachio nuts, toasted
5 cardamom seeds, finely crushed
2 tablespoons castor sugar
90g butter, melted

White chocolate custard creme:
250ml custard, at room temperature
100g white chocolate, melted and cooled
250ml double cream
2 tablespoons icing sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pan roasted nectarines:
8 nectarines, halved, pitted and sliced into segments
45ml (3 tablespoons) butter
3 tablespoons honey
2 stems thyme, de-stalked

To finish:
1 tablespoon pistachios, roasted and roughly chopped

How to
For the base, place the biscuits, pistachios and cardamom in a processor and pulse until fine.

Add the castor sugar and butter and blitz to combine.

Press the biscuit mixture into a 10 x 35 cm loose-bottom tart tin. Chill until firm.

For the nectarines, melt the butter and honey together in a large based pan.

Place the nectarines segments in the honey butter and caramelised on both sides. Scatter with thyme and set aside to cool.

For the creme, combine the custard and the melted chocolate.

Whip the cream, vanilla and icing sugar together until soft peak stage.

Gently fold through the custard and chocolate mixture.

To assemble the tart, un-mould the base. Spoon the custard creme into the base and smooth over. Chill for 30 minutes.

Pile the fruit over the creme and drizzle with remaining honey butter.
Scatter with pistachios and serve.

Recipe provided by Bibby’s Kitchen @ 36, a food blog by Dianne Bibby. For more details on monthly cooking classes hosted in Johannesburg, email [email protected].

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