Summer Fruit Tart - Easy To Make

A gorgeous, lip smackin’ dessert is imperative for your Labor Day entertaining. This picture perfect Summer Fruit Tart will tantalize your guests. This post is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards. See details at the bottom of this post.

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Summer Fruit Tart for Easy Entertaining
Autumn is quickly approaching and Labor Day is just around the corner. But summer fruit is still plentiful and before we break out the apples and pumpkin, there’s still ample opportunity to make a Summer Fruit Tart topped with vibrant, sweet berries.

Though I adore eating all sorts of fabulous pies, a one crust tart is so much easier and just as delicious!There are a couple of wines that are ideal for late summer sipping, Gallo Family Vineyards’ Sweet White Blend and Cafe Zinfandel.  I’ll highlight which varietal pairs delightfully well with this luscious dessert below.

Berry Tart

This flaky pastry crust filled with a lemon kissed whipped cream and cream cheese filling can be made any time of year. Just cover the surface with the best fresh fruit of the season and brush with a little melted jelly to glaze. This time of year, berries are the obvious choice, but peaches would be magnificent, too! Make it bakery worthy by artfully arranging the fruit over the surface of the filling. You will hear oohs and ahs when you bring this berry tart to the table.

Gallo Family Vineyards Celebrates Labor Day Entertaining

When I think ahead to the holidays, dessert is always the first slot I fill on our menu. After all the recipes are chosen, I love to head to the Gallo website to pair some wines with my courses. That’s where I discovered that their light-bodied Sweet White Blend “pairs well with fresh fruit, light salads and most brunch fare.” It would be a divine companion to this summer fruit tart with its peach, honeydew and tropical fruit flavors. If red is more your style, look for Gallo’s Cafe Zinfandel which is a lighter alternative to the traditional Zinfandel. Refreshing and smooth, it would be fabulous with a rich chocolate dessert and most picnic fare. Both would be winners with your Labor Day meal!

SUMMER FRUIT TART

A lemon-kissed cream cheese filled tart topped with fresh berries makes for an elegant dessert.

Author: Liz Berg Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 30 mins Yield: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

Tart Crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into about 8 pieces
  • 1 egg


Filling:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cold heavy cream, well whipped


Topping:

  • Fresh berries (slice strawberries)
  • Red currant jelly


INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to mix. Add butter pieces and pulse till the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal. Break egg into a small bowl and whisk to break apart. Pour into processor and pulse about 10 times till mixture forms a ball.
  2. Put dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times. Wrap in plastic and pat into a disk. Refrigerate at least an hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on a floured surface to ⅛-inch thickness. Fit into a 9-inch tart pan, then trim the edges flush with the top. Dock the bottom of the tart with a fork (poke holes across the surface), then place a piece of parchment approximately the size of the tart over the surface. Fill with dried beans or pie weights and bake for 20 minutes. Remove parchment and weights and bake another 5-10 minutes till crust is lightly browned. Cool.
  4. Make the filling when the crust is cooled. Beat together the cream cheese and sugar. Add a couple teaspoons of fresh lemon juice and mix to combine. Fold in whipped cream.
  5. Spread filling into crust and smooth top. Layer with fresh berries as desired. Gently heat jelly and whisk till smooth. Make sure jelly is not too hot before brushing fruit with the melted jelly glaze.
Read Best Blackberry Margarita Smash

NOTES
Tart crust adapted from Nick Malgieri.

Source : thatskinnychickcanbake.com



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