Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Red, White and Blue Easy Fruit Tart

This tart is the dessert of choice for office parties, summer holiday parties and any get-together. Use any fresh fruit that you love.  In this version we used red and blue fruits to make it fun for the 4th of July.

Ingredients
Crust
Red, White and Blue Easy Fruit Tart
Red, White and Blue Easy Fruit Tart

2 cups flour 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup STAR Extra Light Olive Oil
1 egg

Topping
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup whipping cream
4 cups assorted fresh fruits (such as strawberry halves, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries)
1/2 cup strawberry jelly, melted


Directions

1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray; dust with flour. In medium bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, mix all the crust ingredients until a soft dough forms. Pat dough into 12x10-inch rectangle on cookie sheet; pinch edges of rectangle.

2 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool crust on cookie sheet on wire rack 2 minutes. Remove crust with spatula onto cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Red, White and Blue Easy Fruit Tart
Red, White and Blue Easy Fruit Tart
3 In small bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and the vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Beat in whipping cream on medium speed until stiff peaks form.

4 Place crust on platter or a cutting board. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust to within 1/4 inch of rim. Arrange fruits on top. Have fun with making designs with the fruits. Brush jelly over fruits to give it a nice shiny appearance. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Store covered in refrigerator.

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