Thursday, July 26, 2012

Fruit Tart Recipe by Colleen


Fruit Tart by Colleen
Hiya-
Here is a recipe for a Fruit Tart that is so good and so easy. Great way to use summer fruit. William took pictures.

This is also a fun thing for kids to help with - especially if you do the candy/chocolate version. Charlotte also suggested making chocolate mousse for the filling. I thought I would also experiment with melt a little bit of dark chocolate and whipping it into the cream mixture.
---Colleen

Cream Fruit Tart

Crust:

1 1/4 cups grapham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (can use a little less)

Melt the butter and mix it with the sugar and graham crackers. Press into pie or tart or springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Cream Filling:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of softened cream cheese

Whip the cream to very soft peaks. Add in the remaining ingredients and whip a bit longer until still peaks. Spread onto cooled crust.

Fruit or chocolate layer:

You can do really whatever you like here. Sliced strawberries, raspberries, bananas, blueberries, sliced peaches (douse in lemon so they won't brown) kiwi, nectarines, etc. Any combo. Place on top of the cream filling and chill. Or you could do chocolate shavings, or sprinkles, or chocolate cookie crumbs, or crumbled heath bars or some other candy. Even M&Ms!
Really, creative impulses should be encouraged (also strategic use of ingredients already on hand).
Enjoy!

---Colleen



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