Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Fruit Tart: A Recipe

Hi Friends!

While Mom, Cass, Cal, and I were in Texas at his parents, his mom made fruit tarts:) They were amazing and I ate at least 3 while we were there, maybe more:) We were only there for a day and half! Haha;)

Anyway, they are delicious, so I had to have the recipe. I made them last night and they were a success. The best part is, Nick loves them too:) He's eaten 2 1/2 today!

Here's the pic:

You can use whatever fruit you want on top. I used a peach, strawberry, kiwi, and blueberries. Oh, and I halved this recipe and it made enough dough for 12-14 pastries.

Here's the recipe:

-Box of real butter (unsalted) 4 sticks
-2 8oz pkgs cream cheese, softened to room temp
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
-4 cups all purpose flour

-Soften the butter and cream cheese several hours or overnight.
-Cream both together til fluffy.
-Add the salt, powdered sugar, then the flour. Mix well.
-Divide in half.
-Roll out 1/4 inch thick between parchment paper. Repeat with other half. Use small amount of flour to do this.
-Chill til cold.
-Cut out 4 inch circles.
-Bake 400 degrees til edges start to brown. Don't over bake.
-Transfer to freezer. Freeze for easier handling and to keep fruit cold. (I didn't do this b/c I just kept mine refrigerated overnight.)
-When very cold, take out and spread on cream cheese filling. Top with fresh fruit.

Cream Cheese Filling
-2 8oz pks cream cheese
-1/8 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
-1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

-Beat above til light and fluffy.
-Refrigerate til thick, firm and cold.


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