Oh, and wouldn't this make the perfect addition to your Easter buffet! And, it can easily be made a day or so in advance. Enjoy!
Fresh Fruit TartRecipe adapted from one created by
Miss Paula Deen via Food Network
•1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
•1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
•1 1/2 sticks butter, softened and sliced
•1 (8-ounce) package Light cream cheese, softened
•1/2 cup granulated sugar (or 1/4 c. splenda & 1/4 c sugar)
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract or Princess Cake Emulsion
•Fresh strawberries, kiwi slices, blueberries, raspberries
•1 (6-ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
•1 tablespoon cornstarch
•1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
•1/4 cup granulated sugar
•Whipped cream, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
For the crust: In a food processor, combine the confectioners' sugar, flour, and butter, and process until the mixture forms a ball. With your fingers, press the dough into a large tart pan (preferably with a removable bottom), taking care to push the crust into the indentations in the sides. Pat until the crust is even. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until very lightly browned. Set aside to cool
For the filling and topping: Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Spread over the cooled crust. Arrange the fruit as desired.
For the glaze: Combine the limeade, cornstarch, lime juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until clear and thick, about 2 minutes. Let cool. With a pastry brush, glaze the entire tart. You will not use all of the glaze.
Keep the tart in the refrigerator. Remove about 15 minutes before serving. Slice into 8 wedges and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
If your still reading, you must be waiting for the best part......Its Giveaway Time again!!!
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And when you win that great tart pan, make sure to try Paula's springtime tart recipe!! Winner will be announced Monday, March 28th. Good luck!!