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Recipe: Fresh Fruit Tarts

Recipe: Fresh Fruit Tarts

 These Fresh Fruit Tarts are not only beautiful but delicious. One of our favorite summer treats, hands down. Requires an oven only for the shell (try Graham Cracker Crust instead).

Cutting corners can be a cinch, make homemade whipped cream and fill tart shells with whipping cream garnished with fresh fruit for a lighter version of these taste tantalizing tarts!

Shell

Ingredients:

1 stick butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tbsp. shortening
5 tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
1 c. flour
Dash salt
1 egg yolk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Cream together butter, shortening, confectioners’ sugar.

Add egg yolk.

Beat in flour and salt

Pat dough into 10 inch springform pan (or smaller tart molds)

Bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes

Tart Filling

Ingredients:

 

8 oz. cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/3-2/3 cup key lime juice (amount depends on your desired tartness)
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp. Grated citrus peel

Fresh fruits (kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.)

Beat/whip all ingredients in blender, food processor or mixer until well blended (2-3 minutes)pour into prepared crust.

Garnish with fresh fruit.

Chill until firm. (May also be frozen–place in freezer (without fruit) and cover well with plastic wrap or foil)

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  • RoyalT By RoyalT
    07.15.11  

    These small tarts look so pretty for a summer party. Thanks Julee!

  • jonbonjovious By jonbonjovious
    07.19.11  

    Thanks, RoyalT, that's exactly what we made them for. They are beautiful and tasty!

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