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Butternut Squash Tart with Tahini Honey Graham Crust

March 15, 2018
2 Ratings
Photo by bumble & butter
  • Makes One 14-inch rectangle tart
Author Notes

This delicious, delicately spiced butternut squash tart makes the perfect dessert to impress your friends and family. The creamy, not-too-sweet filling gets finished with a bruleed sugar topping. —Jamie's Farm New York

What You'll Need
  • Tahini Honey Graham Crust
  • 1 packet Annie's Honey Graham Crackers
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Butternut Squash Filling
  • 6 cups pureed butternut squash
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground clove
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  1. For the crust, grind the graham crackers to fine crumbs in a food processor. Add the tahini, honey, butter, salt, and water and pulse just to incorporate. Pour the crumbs into a 14-inch rectangular tart pan and evenly press across the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Freeze until crust is firm, about 15 minutes. Keep chilled until ready to fill.
  2. In a blender, finely grind the cashews. Add the water and blend on high speed for 2 minutes. Add the butternut squash, cornstarch, and eggs, puree until extremely smooth.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the squash mixture with the sugars and spices. Pour in the brandy and stir to combine. Divide the pie filling equally between the pie crusts. Bake the pies for 50-60 minutes until well-set. Remove the pies from the oven, cool, then refrigerate overnight to allow filling to firm up.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle the top of the pies with a little granulated sugar. Using a kitchen torch or the broiler, brûlée until the sugar is melted and bubbling. Serve pie with ice cream and our bumble & butter granola.

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