Recipe #5: Red Bird Tart


Tart Crust

2 Cups Flour
1 Cup
Softened Butter or Shortening
½ Cup
Powdered Sugar
Zest of 1 Lemon

Pie Filling

Cups Raspberry Jam*
½ Cup
Dark Chocolate Chips (for ya boi Peter)
of 1 Lemon

"When it's time for a bird to pie, when it's time for a bird to pie”

This is a variation on a traditional linzertorte. Typically, a linzertorte would contain almond flour in the crust and wouldn't have Chocolate in it. But, we're jamming on this pie like the 22-minute Radio City Music Hall “Red Bird.” Our tart will have a shortbread crust, in addition to dark chocolate and a little lemon to brighten everything up, like a red bird singing its song.


Tart Crust

  1. Mix all ingredients to form a ball (ideally in a stand mixer but it can be done by hand) of dough.

  2. Press the dough into a pie pan, tart dish, stoneware something or other until it is about ¼ in. thick all around. Trim all excess dough that comes up over the side and make sure to press the dough well into all the corners.

  3. Dock the dough. Take a fork and poke holes in the dough. A decent amount, I think I did about 5 or 6 rows with about 8 "pokes" each. Don't get tired now, you can almost taste the pie! Make sure to dock your sides and corners as well.

  4. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven and allow the dough to cool completely before adding your filling.

Pie Filling

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined.

  2. Fill pie crust with filling once completely cooled.

  3. Bake again at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until filling begins to bubble on the edges.

I know you will be tempted to eat this straight out the oven, but I warn you...that jam is going to be hotter than Fred Fest, so please, just let it chill for a few minutes. Don't forget to post your creations and tag @theelgoosetimes and use the #hotteainrickskitchen

* I would encourage everyone to make your own but raspberries are upwards of $8/pt at the time of writing this and it would probably take 3 or 4 pints to make enough jam and I don't know about you, but this guy needs to save some cash for the next Goose tour. In conclusion, Smucker’s Red Raspberry Preserves is the GOAT for this type of stuff. With seeds. Raspberry jam without seeds is like listening to the studio “Arrow” with out all the indie groove, afrobeat, jazz horns and such...sad.


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