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Berry Tart with Brown Butter Shortbread Crust

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For the crust

  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons unsalted butter)
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

For the topping

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (chilled)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries


For the crust

  1. Lightly grease a 9 1/2-inch round fluted tart pan with a removable bottom.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and continue to cook until it caramelizes and emits a nutty, butterscotch aroma. You will notice brown flecks in the bottom of the pan as the butter deepens in color. This should take about 3-6 minutes. Be careful not to burn the butter. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter with the brown sugar, vanilla and salt. Add the flour and mix until incorporated. Spread the dough evenly and up the sides of the prepared pan. Let stand for at least 2 hours or preferably overnight. (Do not refrigerate)
  4. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  5. Bake the shortbread for 45 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Let cool.

For the topping

  1. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, whip the cream for about 4-6 minutes, or until it thickens into a soft whipped texture. Add the vanilla extract and powdered sugar and mix for about another 30 seconds, or until the mixture is thick and whipped. Don’t overmix.
  2. Spread the whipped cream into the cooled tart crust, and arrange your berries as desired on top.