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ola Dec 27, 2012 10:28 PM

I'm baking a fruit tart for New Year's Eve. I want to use a shortbread crust topped with custard and then sliced fruits. How do I keep the crust from getting soggy?
Thank you.

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    charlieboy RE: ola Dec 27, 2012 10:35 PM

    I take it you're blind baking the crust. Try brushing the pastry with beaten egg white before baking, It will form a barrier and prevent soggy crust. Also don't assemble it too early.

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      reiney RE: charlieboy Dec 27, 2012 10:37 PM

      You can also place a thin layer of jam (such as raspberry or apricot) between the custard and the pastry.

    2. gmm RE: ola Dec 27, 2012 10:51 PM

      I sometimes like to brush the baked crust with melted white chocolate.

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        Ruthie789 RE: gmm Jan 4, 2013 05:20 PM

        That sounds like a great idea. I will try it.

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        ola RE: ola Jan 2, 2013 11:06 AM

        I tried the melted white chocolate layer and it worked beautifully with the lemon curd and fresh fruit. Thank you, gmm.

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          gmm RE: ola Jan 3, 2013 06:55 AM

          Glad it worked out! Sounds delicious!

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