Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fresh Fruit Tart

Saturday was my oldest daughter's birthday.  I offered to make her any kind of cake she wanted.  She didnt want cake....she wanted a fruit tart.  Good thing we live in California,  where you can get just about any kind of fruit,  anytime of year. 

I used this recipe from Paula Deen, and let me tell you, it was perfect!  The crust is so buttery...more like a shortbread cookie than a pie crust.  It was the perfect compliment to the slightly sweet, and very rich and creamy, cheesecake filling.

I actually made two.  One to share with our guests and one for the Birthday Girl to do with as she pleased.  Lets just say we may,  or may not, have a problem with our love of sweets and I wanted to be prepared for anything!  And,  by anything, I mean my oldest daughter and I splitting the entire second tart.  Which may, or may not, have actually happened.  I am a lady...I will never tell.

I only had one tart pan so I baked the second crust in a pie plate and it turned out just fine.  I didnt use the exact fruit the recipe calls for.  I changed it up a bit, according to what my daughter likes and what looked fresh at the store that day.

The best part of these tarts was the glaze that tops the fruit.  I cant describe it well enough to make you understand how delicious it was.  The tartness of the glaze brought the whole experience to another level.  Thank you, Paula Deen, for sharing this greatness with us.(Im pretty sure she is reading this)


  1. oh wow i must try it, I wonder if I can use Splenda instead?
    Don't forget to link it in our linking party this week.


  2. This looks wonderful. I am hosing a giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to stop by!

  3. HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

    It's a Keeper

  4. very pretty! I've never made a fruit tart and well it'll be months until we get any decent fruit around here but I love the look of these. So pretty!!

  5. Your fruit tarts turned out beautifully! I love to bake but I've always been intimidated by them. It's good to hear they are pretty easy (my husband will be particularly happy about that!) Unfortunately I live on the East Coast so I'll have to wait til the weather is warmer for all those pretty berries and fruits.

  6. Ooh, cheesecake filling..... :D This fruit tart looks absolutely delicious! And a lovely dessert for a summer day. :)

    Well, i also wanted to let you know that i have a little something for you on my blog, over HERE, if you want it. :)

  7. That tart looks so good! hello I am Cristina your newest follower, I hope you follow back! I want to meet new people. Have a blessed day.