California Pistachio Meringue Tart Chef Sifan Chen

Rating: 
Yield: 
2-4
Ingredients: 

Mousse:

Ingredients Metric Grams Metric High-Volume
Raspberry puree 120 g 1200 g
Sugar 31 g 310 g
Gelatin 15 g 150 g
Whipping Cream 200 g 2000 g
Total 366 g 3660 g


Tart Crust:

Ingredients Metric Grams Metric High-Volume
Butter 220 g 2200 g
Sugar 160 g 1600 g
Egg 66 g 660 g
Salt 1 g 10 g
Corn Starch 32 g 320 g
California Pistachios 60 g 600 g
Cake Flour 400 g 4000 g
Total 939 g 9390 g


Frosting:

Ingredients Metric Grams Metric High-Volume
Egg White 120 g 1200 g
Sugar (Eggs Whites Added) 20 g 300 g
Sugar 225 g 2250 g
Total 375 g 3750 g


Instructions: 

Mousse:
1. Mix raspberry puree with sugar, heat until melting;
2. Whip the cream;
3. Melt gelatin by heat;
4. Add the liquid mousse into gelatin by several times.

Tart Crust:
1. Mix butter and sugar, whipped;
2. Add in eggs in sequence;
3. Bake pistachio kernels and grind to powder;
4. Mix salt, corn starch, pistachio powder and cake flour and add into the butter mixture.

Frosting:
1. Add water to sugar and boil it to 110℃;
2. Whip the egg white until foam forms and add 300g sugar gradually until lightly whipped;
3. Add in boiled syrup and stir until whipped.

Add the mousse on the tart layer, dress it with frosting and coat the edge with pistachio powder

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!