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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

A tart filling so good it might not make it to the crust

By Anjali Prasertong



JewishWorldReview.com | It's spring, the sun is shining, and that feels like reason enough to celebrate. It's just the right time to serve this bright, zingy lemon tart, a simple, no-bake dessert that combines Greek yogurt and bottled lemon curd in a tender pastry crust. It's a pretty, no-fuss sweet perfect for a sunny weekend brunch.


The first time I encountered the happy marriage of lemon curd and Greek yogurt was while catering a baby shower last spring. My coworker made a fruit dip that combined the two, along with a little honey and vanilla. It was good -- except I didn't want to dip any fruit into it, I just wanted to keep eating it with a spoon.


Obviously, everything that tastes good eaten from a spoon tastes even better eaten in a buttery crust, so a tart seemed the way to go. Stabilized with a little gelatin and poured into a baked tart shell, the filling set up beautifully in the fridge overnight, creating the creamy, lemony, buttery dessert I had been hoping for.


For the crust, I like using Dorie Greenspan's excellent Sweet Tart Dough recipe in "Baking: From My Home to Yours," but any pie or tart dough recipe that you like will work. I happen to love the sandy, shortbread-like texture of a pate sablee crust, but I suspect even a graham cracker crust would be tasty with this filling.


And if you don't want to bother with the pastry at all, or are looking for a pretty gluten-free sweet, the filling can be poured into small ramekins and chilled for a refreshing little spoon dessert.



LEMON-YOGURT ICEBOX TART

MAKES one 9-inch tart.

  • 1/2 recipe pie/tart dough of your choice
  • 2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup lemon curd
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or more, depending on tartness of curd)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Whipped cream
  • Citrus slices or berries (optional, for garnish)




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About two hours before assembling tart, roll or press the dough into a 9-inch tart pan and fully bake according to recipe instructions. Let cool on a cooling rack for at least one hour, until room temperature.

In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon curd, honey and vanilla. Taste and add more honey, if needed. Put the water and gelatin in a small microwave-safe measuring cup and let sit for 5 minutes. Microwave for 10-15 seconds, stirring once or twice, until the gelatin is dissolved. Do not allow to cool. Thoroughly whisk the hot dissolved gelatin into the yogurt mixture and pour into the tart shell.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight. Garnish with fresh whipped cream and sliced citrus or berries before serving.

Additional Notes:

I use full-fat Greek yogurt. I have not tried substituting low- or non-fat Greek yogurt, but I suspect either would work well, though you may need to add a little extra honey.

Homemade lemon curd would certainly make this recipe special, but any good-quality jarred lemon curd will make a tasty tart. I buy mine at Trader Joe's.

The filling can be made into individual puddings instead of a tart: Skip the crust and pour the filling into small ramekins. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Anjali Prasertong is a writer at TheKitchn.com, a nationally known blog for people who love food and home cooking. Submit any comments or questions to kitchn@apartmenttherapy.com.)

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