Elegant Fresh Berry TartThis elegant tart was my first original creation. If other fresh fruits are used, adjust…
Elegant Fresh Berry Tart
1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest 1/4 teaspoon orange extract 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour FILLING: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice SYRUP: 2 tablespoons water 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons red raspberry or strawberry preserves 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice TOPPING: 3/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced 1/2 cup fresh raspberries 1/2 cup fresh blueberries 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
Preheat oven to 375°.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes.
Add orange zest and extracts; gradually add flour until mixture forms a ball.
Press into a greased 9-in.
fluted tart pan with a removable bottom.
Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
For filling, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth; spread over crust.
Cover and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, for syrup, bring water, sugar, preserves and lemon juice to a boil in a small saucepan.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Set aside to cool.
Combine strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and kiwi; toss with syrup to glaze.
Arrange fruit as desired over filling.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts 1 slice:
- 277 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.