what's in a name? when it comes to a menu or a recipe title, everything. the title "baked yogurt tart" just does nothing for me. a picture would help sell it but the publisher must have decided not to include one, too bad, it might have helped. might being the key word.
so shy would i bother to make one? curiosity and a husband who never fails to ask me, "what's for dessert?" after every dinner we have together. the catch, neither one of us eats much dairy. sure a splash of half and half in coffee or a little butter on toast, maybe the occasional slice of cheese but a slice of a yogurt filled tart? not likely. while i tolerate it better than my husband can (physically-as in gastrointestinal abilities), i still prefer to avoid it since i generally feel better if i do. the only way i could make this would be to use a soy or coconut yogurt. honestly, neither one is something i eat much of just because of the long list of stuff they add to it to give it a texture similar to real dairy yogurt. but since i want to bake along with the tuesdays with dorie followers and i know my husband will ask that burning question, i baked the tart.
the recipe is easy to follow. it calls for 1/4 of the pie dough recipe. i cheated. i had two prebaked mini pie shells in the freezer; i thawed them for the recipe. to make the filling, i mixed up 1/3 of the recipe which resulted in the perfect amount for 2 little pies. for the fruit, i topped one with peach slices and the other with strawberry slices. the baking time had to be reduced to 25-30 minutes and they came out of the oven a tiny bit jiggly in the center. they set up just fine. the only criticism, they look rather dry and a little leathery on top. i may have to brush a little warm honey over them before serving.
to see the full recipe, check out this great website from a la carte communications. and as always, to see the what the other bakers came up with, be sure to visit the tuesdays with dorie page.
i love that the recipe was so easy to divide. i just needed one egg.
yeah, it was a lazy day in my kitchen; the hand mixer came out for this recipe.
i love summer fruit, i was able to control myself and slice enough of it for the tarts.
fresh from the oven-pretty!
if my husband is lucky, i will let him have a bite or two...