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Grape Tart with Vanilla Pastry Cream

1 prebaked 9 inch pie crust
1 cup grapes, cut in half
Powdered sugar (optional)

Pastry Cream
4 cups whole milk
1 vanilla bean
2 ½ ounce corn starch
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoon salt
3 large eggs

  Prepare the pastry cream:
Heat the milk in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise, scraping out the seeds. Add the bean and seeds to the milk. Bring to a simmer.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, sugar, salt and eggs until conbimed. Gradually add the hot milk to the egg mixture, whisking to combine. Pour back into saucepan and slowly bring to a boil. Cook for 1 -2 minutes, stirring constantly. Strain and chill until ready to use.

Assemble Tart:
Pour the pastry cream into the prebakes shell. Cover with grapes and dust with powdered sugar. Makes 6-8 servings.

Recipe courtesy of Delano Farms Company

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