Apricot Tart with Ginger Ice Cream
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 pound apricots, halved
Juice and zest of one lemon
In a 10 inch iron skillet melt the butter, add the sugar and heat until bubbly.
Stir in the lemon juice andf zest
Place the apricots, cut side down into the caramel.
Cover the top with pastry-pie dough or puff patry works
Bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 25 minutes.
Let the tart cool for 10 minutes, Place a platter on top of the skillet and invert it so that the tart unmolds.
Serve with Ginger Ice Cream
This recipe comes from Charlie Trotter and was part of the PBS series "America's Best Chefs Cook with Jeremiah Tower"-I never saw the series, but I do have the companion book. It is a really special ice cream and works well with peach tarts are well as the apricot.
2 cups heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh ginger
4 egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar
Add the ginger to the cream in a small sauce pan and heat to just below the boiling point. Remove it from the heat and let the cream and ginger steep for 1/2 hour, strain the ginger out and discard it. Whisk the sugar into the eggs and whip until the eggs are light and fluffy. Reheat the cream and temper the eggs-do not let the mixture boil, only cook it until it coats the back of a spoon. Strain once more and refrigerate several hours or overnight. Freeze in you ice cream freezer.