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Whipped cream or ice cream?

I'm making a caramel-pecan-apricot tart for a dinner party this weekend. Wondering whether ice cram, whipped cream (or something else?) is the right accompaniement?

asked by Jocelyn Grayson over 1 year ago

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Shauna Hutton
added over 1 year ago

So my first thought was to have a perfect little scoop of a really good vanilla ice cream with this - especially if the tart is being served warm.

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HalfPint
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added over 1 year ago

I'm a recent convert to this whipped cream flavored with freeze-dried fruit from Bravetart, http://www.seriouseats...

Thick and so stable you can make it ahead of time. I recently made a strawberry one and used it as the frosting for my daughter's birthday cake.

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Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

IMHO all are right.
Depends on your family and guests tolerance/desire for sweets.
If high, use ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.
If the tart is sweet enough, top with unsweetened yogurt, sour cream, cream fraiche or whipped cream.

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sexyLAMBCHOPx
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added over 1 year ago

Both! : )

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Jocelyn Grayson
added over 1 year ago

The sweetness level is a good point. Here's the ingredient list. I am wondering if I'd be better of with crème fraîche. (Sorry it's sideways).

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Nancy
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added over 1 year ago

If you're undecided, or diners have different sugar tolerance, go with Chops' idea of both & let people choose at the table.

aargersi
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added over 1 year ago

This has been a polarizing question at dinner parties here. People do not take this topics as lightly as, say, global warming or the existence of extraterrestrial life. I have found that in order too avoid fights, scornful looks, gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, it's best to have both. You migh want both caffinated and decaf coffee too.

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creamtea
creamtea

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added over 1 year ago

my first thought was ice cream. But after eyeballing the recipe I'm thinking (softly-) whipped cream. I'm not good at decisions...

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