I was asked to bring a dessert to a dinner party. I didn't know who all the guests would be, so I decided to bake something I would like, and hope for the best. Of course, there are a NUMBER of recipes I've been wanting to try from Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano.
I took the liberty of combining a couple recipes into a "custom edition"! I was thinking of a cheese filled tart, and was hooked by the "Three Cheese Tart (with Chocolate and Orange)", combining cream cheese, marcapone, and ricotta. But this recipe called for a chocolate crust, and a chocolate-orange topping, and Palmabella doesn't like chocolate (unless it is overpowered by caramel).
I used Gina's "pasta frolla", a sweet pastry crust I have made before. I "blind baked" it for 25 minutes before adding the cheese filling, then followed the recipe. When cooled, I topped the tart with a VERY SPECIAL jar of Jerry's "Blueberry-meyer lemon preserves" . Perfeto! This creamy (and easy) filling will become a favorite keeper.
I can see it tooped with all kinds of fresh summer fruits or berries in the future!