Here is the recipe for the Lemon & Kiwi fruit tart I mentioned yesterday. I used a prepared pie base just because I had one in the freezer I wanted to get rid of.
Of course if you make your own the taste will probably be superior, but if you are in a hurry with guests coming for dinner and need something for a scrumptious dessert the preparation time for this tart is only about 10Min's with a prepared flan.
2 Eggs lightly beaten
1/3 Cup Lemon Juice
1/3 Cup Castor Sugar
1/3 Cup Thickened Cream
2 Kiwi Fruit, Sliced
1 1/2 Tbsp. Lemon Flavoured Spread
Combine eggs, juice, sugar & cream in a jug, pour into your previously prepared pastry flan. Place flan on oven tray, bake in a slow oven for approx 45Min's. or until set. Cool. Arrange Kiwi fruit over tart, brush with warmed lemon spread. Refrigerate until set.
Now about the pastry for the flan, I keep a prepared flan in the freezer for emergencies. eg-Late notice visitors or if I make my own I cream about 125g butter & 1/2 cup sugar together. Add 1 beaten egg & some salt & vanilla essence mix well. Sift 1 1/2 cups S.R Flour & 1/2 cup cornflour and fold into mixture.
Turn onto a floured board & knead. Roll out the required quantity. Cook at 180' -200' C for 15-20Min's.
This makes more pastry than you need for 1 pie I wrap the remaining in grease-proof paper & store it in the fridge. Of course you can use your usual pastry recipe.
Another thing I do is for making Lemon Tarts, Lemon Cheesecakes etc. I always try to use Bush Lemons as they are far more ... well ...Lemoney.LOL The taste is far different to run of the mill lemons from the supermarket. Bush Lemons are the trees that usually grow wild big thorns-about 2 deadly inches long and rough skinned fruit. I saw in a catalouge recently they are now selling these commercially.
Don't forget to serve it with a good dollop of cream.