Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fruit Tart

I made this for my son to take to his read-a-thon at school.  He said he needed something healthy.  Well, this was the best thing I could find.  It is not exactly healthy, but much healthier than a lot of things I could have made.  I found the recipe at CopperSweets.  I changed some things in the recipe such as trading 1/2 cup of homemade yogurt (recipe coming soon) for 1/2 cup of cream cheese.  I also traded some WW white flour for some of the AP. 

I don't know why it has taken me so long to make a fruit tart.  This was my first attempt and it was super easy and super delicious!  The kids in Cameron's class liked it a bunch, too. 
The students in my class were jealous and wanted one of these treats so I made one for them.  We had Wacky Watermelon Day at school today and I tried to make my tart look watermelon-ish.  The kids got it so I was happy.  :)

1 ½ C. All Purpose Flour
½ C. Confectioners Sugar
1 ½ Sticks of Butter
16oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1 C. Sugar
1 Tbsp. Lemon Extract
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
Fresh Strawberries, 5 whole & the rest sliced
Fresh Kiwi, peeled, and sliced
Fresh Blueberries

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In an electric mixer mix: confectioners sugar, flour, and butter until your mixture comes together. In a 10 1/2” non stick spring form pan press your dough evenly into the bottom and onto the sides. Bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let Cool.

Now combine your cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and lemon with you mixer until smooth. Evenly spread your filling into your cooled crust. Place a vignette of kiwi, whole strawberries with the flat end facing down and the pointed end facing upward, and blueberries, in the center of your tart. Now place some some of your strawberry slices vertically along the edges of your crust...inserting it into the cream cheese. Now layer your kiwi and strawberry slices alternately working your way from the edges towards the center.

Place your tart in the fridge to set for about 20 minutes before serving. Serve chilled!

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