Saturday, May 2, 2009
Fresh Fruit Tart
Can you believe I've been holding out on you like this? I made these tarts two weeks ago and I'm just now getting around to sharing the recipe with you! I'm so sorry and hope that someday you'll forgive me. These turned out gorgeous and delicious, a perfect way to use up the fresh fruit that has been on sale here lately.
Fresh Berry Tart
Tart crust, enough for one 10" tart pan (I used this recipe, see notes below)
1 pkg. (4 serving size) instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp. vanilla
3 Tb. granulated sugar
2 - 3 cups fresh fruit, washed and sliced (such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries)
1 pkg. raspberry flavored Danish Dessert mix
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Cook tart crust in 10" fluted tart pan with removable bottom according to recipe directions. Cool completely.
2. Prepare Danish Dessert according to package directions, substituting 1/4 cup lemon juice and 1 1/2 cups cold water in place of the water. Cool completely and set aside.
3. In bowl of stand mixer, whip cream, vanilla, and sugar until stiff peaks form.
4. In medium bowl, mix pudding mix and milk. Fold in half of the whipped cream. Spread pudding/cream mixture into bottom of tart shell. Spread a very thin layer of Danish Dessert over the top of the pudding mixture. Arrange berries on top of Danish Dessert, and top with another thin layer of Danish Dessert.
5. Melt chocolate chips in small bowl in microwave for 30 seconds, stir until completely melted, returning to microwave for 30 more seconds if needed. Put in a small ziploc bag, cut off a very small piece on the corner. Drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the tart. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 24 hours. Garnish with remaining whipped cream.
Note: I used Dorie Greenspan's "Great Unshrinkable Sweet Tart Shell" recipe...but I did it the lazy man's way, meaning I didn't freeze it in between steps. It shrunk a little, but still turned out delicious in less than half the time.
I also made some mini tarts with the same method, minus the Danish Dessert, and they were delicious as well.