Summertime Fruit Tart 

  What screams summertime more than fresh fruit?! Here is a delicious, light, and crowd pleasing dessert featuring the finest of Summer’s harvest. So easy too, here it is!

Beauty & The Butcher Fruit Tart

Ingredients
Crust:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temp.

Filling:

  • 1 package cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon good vanilla

Topping:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • kiwi slices
  • blueberries (really you could use any fruit you like, raspberries, peaches, star fruit, etc. heck you could even throw some chocolate chips on there and really get crazy!)

Glaze:

  • 1 can frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar

* if you don’t have the glaze ingredients,  a little lemon juice mixed with sugar will work in a pinch

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • For the crust: In a food processor or blender (I used my trusty Blendtec) combine the powdered sugar, flour, and butter, and mix until the mixture forms a ball. With your fingers, press the dough into a 12-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, making sure it’s evenly spread and pushed into the indentations along the side. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until very lightly browned. Set aside
  • For the filling and topping: Beat or stir the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Spread over the crust once it’s cooled. Cut the strawberries into 1/4-inch slices and arrange around the edge of the crust. Fill spaces in between with blueberries. For the next circle, use kiwi slices. Repeat these steps and try to make a pretty design in the middle. Pretty easy huh?!
  • For the glaze: Combine the limeade, cornstarch, lime juice, and sugar in a small pan and cook over medium heat until clear and thick, about 2 minutes. Let cool. With a pastry brush, glaze the entire tart and save the remaining glaze for another dessert!
  • Keep the tart in the fridge and remove about 15 minutes before serving. You might want to make two because this will go so quickly, trust me. It’s also a great thing to bring to someone’s house because you can make it ahead of time, it’s cheap and simple but would be at least $30 in a bakery, and this beautifully shiny fruity masterpiece will impress everyone at the party!     
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