AIMEE'S FRUIT TART
This couldn't be easier, and it is such a beautiful dessert to share with your family/friends. You could spend an awful lot of money at a bakery for this, and you can make it for much, much less! The crust is an old, Southern favorite, and you need a tart pan for this, for presentation!
- 1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened, not melted
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
If you have a food processor, combine butter, powdered sugar and flour and process until ingredients come together to form a ball. Remove and press into a tart pan (12 inches), pressing against the bottom as well as up the sides. If you do not have a food processor, you can blend these ingredients with your hands until well-incorporated. Bake at 350 for about 13 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- zest of one orange
Beat cream cheese, sugar and orange zest. Spread on top of cooled crust.
- Strawberries, sliced
- Kiwi, sliced
- Peaches, peeled and sliced
- 3 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade, melted
On the outside circle of the tart, place the sliced strawberries in a circle on the outer layer of the tart. Next, sprinkle blueberries on the next "circle layer" and filling in any gaps. Third layer, place sliced kiwi in a circle, again filling in any gaps with the blueberries. Close to the center, group the sliced peaches close together in a circular formation, then pile the raspberries in the very center. If you see any "gaps" where filling is showing, just use the blueberries and/or raspberries to fill that space. Take about 2 large Tablespoons of orange marmalade and melt it in a microwavable bowl for about 15 seconds. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of the fruit tart with the melted orange marmalade. This makes the tart shiny and beautiful! Slice as you would a slice of pizza or a pie, and enjoy!