Monday, March 2, 2009

Fruit Tart

Since spring is in the air I wanted to make a light and fruity dessert. I got this recipe from my aunts neighbor, now for those of you who have gotten recipes from me before you know I NEVER follow them and I never have exact measurements! I think of recipes as more of guide lines. But this one was SO good I only changed a few things. This is a great recipe because you can do so many different things with it....
For the crust you will need a 10" tart pan, preferably with a removable bottom. Or you can use several mini tart pans:
3/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
Mix all ingredients to make a dough and press into tart pan. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 10-15 min. Now if your in a real hurry, or just want less work you can buy the pre-made sugar cookie dough in the plastic tubes and just follow the baking time as directed.

For the filling:
8oz. cream cheese
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla till smooth. In separate bowl beat heavy whipping cream until stiff. Fold in with cream cheese mixture, and spoon into tart shell (make sure you tart shell is completely cooled) Refrigerate for at least two hours.

Now for the creative part!! You can do any fruit combination that strikes your fancy. I originally wanted to do peaches with blackberries, but peaches are not really in season. I got this fruit combination idea from a fruit salad my aunt made. Now you can used canned fruit if you don't want to take the time to wash and slice everything, but since canned fruit tends to be pretty sweet I would cut back on the amount of powdered sugar you put in your filling!! In all honesty you can throw your fruit on top in no order and it will still taste the same. Let me know if any of you get around to trying this recipe out!!

1 comment:

  1. seriously you are incredible at making anything and you always make them look so amazing.