Monday, February 9, 2009

Fresh Fruit Tart

This is one of my mothers recipes and is one of my FAVORITES! It is pretty much a summer dessert but in Austin, summer is right around the corner :)

Crust
3/4 C Butter soft
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 1/2 C flour

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in flour and blend well. Press dough firmly into a round (12inch) pan or a 2 piece round pan with fluted sides. Bake 350 for 25 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from oven and place pan on wire to cool.

Filling
1 10oz package vanilla milk chips
1/4 C heavy whipping cream
8 oz cream cheese - soft

Melt cream and vanilla chips together in microwave 1 minute, stir and add cream cheese heat again in microwave for 30 seconds. Beat well, until smooth and creamy. Spread over cooled crust and let cool to set.

Glaze

1/2 C pineapple juice
1/4 C sugar
1 1/2 Tbl cornstarch
1/2 tea lemon juice

On stove top with medium heat, stir together sugar, cornstarch and juices, bring to slight boil and stir until thickened. Set aside to cool slightly.

Arrange fresh, thinly sliced, fruit on top of of filling then top with glaze. Place in refrigerator a minimum 1 hour and serve. YUM!

1 comment:

Jan said...

This looks wonderful! I can't wait to give it a try!