Crazy Good Fruit Tart

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Serves: 8
Plan Ahead: Make crust a day ahead, then the prep. is 20 min. You will need an 11x1 inch round tart pan with a re-movable bottom. This dessert is worth purchasing the pan. You will also use it with my Victorian Chocolate Tart page 309.
INGREDIENTS

Crust:

  • ½ cup butter at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract

Cream Cheese topping:

  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2½ cups of your choice of fresh fruit, cleaned and rinsed.
  • May use all one kind of fruit.
  • Thinly sliced strawberries, kiwi, or whole blueberries,raspberries or blackberries.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°.
  2. Mix the softened butter, sugar, flour, milk and almond extract with mixer or food processor
  3. until it comes together. Spray tart pan lightly with vegetable oil.
  4. Bake in the oven on the middle rack at 400° for 8 to 10 min. or until light brown around the top. Let cool in pan.
  5. When cool enough to handle, push the bottom of the tart pan out of the ring. Slide onto a
  6. cooling rack. Let the tart cool completely.
  7. Carefully slide the tart onto a serving dish.
  8. While the tart cools, make the cream cheese topping. With an electric hand mixer, mix the
  9. softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, extract and cream until thick and creamy.
  10. Spread evenly over top the cooled crust.
  11. Prepare the fruit of choice and decorate the tart. A nice way is to do one row around in
  12. one kind of fruit, one in another, etc. Whatever combination you like or all the same fruit.
  13. Serve immediately or cover with plastic wrap and chill up to 6 hours.

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