Monday, August 10, 2009

Melon Mondays V

For the last installment of Melon Mondays, I bring you dessert! It wouldn't be complete without it, right? I was a little worried about this one, as the whole meal was part-melon, I didn't want it to be overwhelmingly sweet. I finally decided on a recipe from The Ethicurean-- a Honeydew Custard Tart.

Honeydew Custard Tart

This was totally unique-- a crystallized ginger stud-ed shortbread crust (I used white WW flour and Smart Balance 50/50 sticks instead of butter) topped with a velvety honeydew custard!! Wowsa, I was really impressed :) I made a few modifications to the custard because I was running low on eggs and honey. My 3 eggs were actually 3/4c liquid egg whites, and I only used about 1/4c or less honey and agave nectar. My melon was sweet enough ;)


It was absolutely delicious, and I seem to recall a few of us going back in for a second slice ;) Well, that's it for now folks, hope I haven't turned you all into melon-heads by now!

30 comments:

Rebecca said...

FINALLY! I have been waiting for WEEKS for you to post about this delicious, perfect dessert. The ginger in the crust, the smooth, cool, not too sweet filling... loved this! When can we go to Costco again so you can end up with "way too much food," forcing you to have us over for dinner??? :-)

VeggieGirl said...

SO incredibly tantalizing - love it!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) said...

Interesting dessert! It looks great!

Erica said...

Sounds fabulous and looks sort of like key lime pie! Again- what a fun event! You rock

Elina said...

Yum! So how many melons were consumed during this melon party?

Elra said...

How unique and and so tempting too. Miam!

Kerstin said...

What a unique dessert, it sounds amazing!

Kelly said...

Wow, that definitely sounds delicious- such a good summer dessert- nice and refreshing!

Sagan said...

That is SO unique! It must taste so lovely and rich from the crust, too... I rather think that because it has a shortbread crust it would taste better with a less-sweet filling; lighter & creamier would contrast so nicely.

5 Star Foodie said...

This tart looks and sounds fantastic! I love the idea of honeydew melon custard and the crystallized ginger in the crust must be just excellent!

Annie said...

Very unique indeed! I have never had, nor seen anything like this. It looks amazing!

Emily said...

Definitely saw a ton of honeydew at the farmer's market last weekend. When I go back, I'm definitely going to try this recipe!

Lauren said...

Beautiful! This tart sounds like the perfect light and sweet treat for summer.

burpandslurp said...

woow! That is one unique dessert indeed! I once wanted to experiment and make a honeydew cake, but was too chicken to try.

Adam said...

That's really cool that it is that sweet. I guess it is called honeydew, so go figure :)

Joanne said...

I have really loved all of these melon recipes. It is such a fun theme for a dinner party!

This dessert looks delicious. I am trying to think of something to take to a summer party next week, and this may be it!

♥peachkins♥ said...

It looks yummy!Anything with custard is thumbs up for me..

Diana said...

THAT. LOOKS. AMAZING.

Holy god.

Erin of Care to Eat said...

Adores!
So, no probs with the 50/50 sticks?

Maria said...

I love melon-my favorite part of the summer. Love your tart!

brandi said...

what a cool dessert! I always end up with tons of melon leftover (my husband doesn't like it plain). this looks great!

Reeni♥ said...

I've never had anything like this! How refreshing and yummy it must have been.

stephchows said...

I've never heard of using a melon in a tart! Very interesting :) Looks good!

Jess said...

That looks so good! To be honest, I'm not much of a melon person, but I would definitely like that.

Tyler said...

wow! i can't imagine a better summer dessert!

Lainie said...

That honeydew custard tart looks AMAZING. I wish I could lick the screen, honestly.

She-Fit said...

Oh I love anything honeydew. I bet I would absolutely love this!

Pam said...

What a great idea - I've never thought to use honeydew melon in a tart. Yum!

pigpigscorner said...

I've never seen honeydew used thsi way before, looks and sounds delicious!

Hannah said...

Wow, now that's a unique dessert- I've never seen a melon tart before! Love the idea though. :)

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