I have always loved fruit tarts. My problem with them is that in the store they're so tiny and expensive! Of course, I can never have just one because they're SO good! Well, problem solved! I figured that I can make a big one on my own. True, I still have to share it with my family, but it's way cheaper and I can have as much as I want to! :) This recipe is super easy and absolutely delicious! I did not have a tart pan, so I used a normal pie pan and it worked wonderfully. Enjoy!
For the crust:
-1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
-1 1/2 cups flour
-1 1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened and sliced
For the filling:
-1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-your favorite fruit, thinly sliced (I used strawberries, kiwi and blueberries)
For the glaze:
-6 oz frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
-1 Tbs cornstarch
-1 Tbs lime juice
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-whipped cream for garnish (optional-I really did not find it necessary)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix crust ingredients until a ball forms. With your fingers press the dough into the tart/pie pan. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until lightly brown. Set aside to cool.
Beat the filing ingredients until nice and smooth. Spread over cooled crust.
Top with fruit in any way you desire.
Combine glaze ingredients in small saucepan and cook over medium heat until clear and thicker. Let it cool.
With a pastry brush, glaze the entire tart. You will NOT use the entire glaze.
Place tart in refrigerator for a few hours. Remove from the fridge about 15 minutes before serving. Cut into slices and enjoy!
Slightly adapted from a Paula Deen recipe.