*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
         Ricotta Cheese-Lemon Thyme Tart With Sweet Cornmeal Crust
 Recipe By     : COOKING RIGHT SHOW #CR9724
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Text Import                  Cooking Right Show
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         --Cornmeal crust--
      1/2  Cup           butter -- room temperature
    2      Tablespoons   sugar
    1      Cup           yellow cornmeal
    2                    eggs -- room temperature
    1      Teaspoon      salt
    1 1/2  Cups          all-purpose flour
                         --For the Filling--
    4      tbsp          shallots or green onions -- minced
    1      tbsp          butter
      2/3  c             heavy cream
      1/2  c             white wine
      1/2  tsp           salt
      1/4  tsp           ground white pepper
   12      oz            fresh Ricotta cheese
    3                    eggs
    1 1/2  tbsp          fresh lemon thyme* -- chopped
 Oven 350°F.
 Beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add cornmeal, eggs and salt and beat
 until well combined. Add flour and mix until dough forms a ball. Mixture
 should be soft and moist. Wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour. Roll out the
 crust to fit a prepared 9 by 1-inch tart pan with removable bottom. Wrap and
 save any leftover dough in freezer. Prick with a fork several times and bake
 for at least 8 minutes at 350 degrees until lightly browned.
 Saute shallots in butter until soft, not brown. Add cream, wine, salt and
 white pepper. Reduce by one half. Cool. Add ricotta cheese, eggs and thyme
 and beat until smooth. Pour into prepared tart shell. Bake in a 350 degree
 preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is just set and
 lightly browned. Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with a
 sprinkling of herbs.
 Yield: 8-12 servings
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 NOTES : *or other fresh herbs (chives,parsley, basil)