The heat has been sweltering here in Minneapolis.  Not to mention the humidity.  When I walk outside and immediately feel like I am in a sauna, rich ooey gooey treats do not sound as appealing to me.  Instead I crave cooling treats with fresh summer fruits.

This fruit tart is one of my husband’s favorite desserts.  I like it because decorating it makes me feel like an artist and it allows me to let my creative juices flow.   The tart starts off with the recipe that I use at Christmastime for cut-out sugar cookies.   When this dough is pressed into a baking sheet, the end result is a perfectly thick and chewy cookie crust.  I top the perfect sugar cookie crust with a cream cheese frosting smear and at that point, it is a blank canvas for whatever fruit toppings I have chosen.  Finally, a simple fruit preserves glaze and it looks like it could grace the cover of a food magazine.  Ok, maybe not, but it really will impress your friends and family!

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And the best part is that when you are finished there is inevitably going to be left over fruit and maybe just a spoonful of frosting……

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3 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Toni Hoffa
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Happy Birthday to me!!!!! This was not only the most beautiful birthday gift I received, it was by far the most delicious! I am not usually a fan of sharing but how could I not 🙂 Thanks for sending this along – everyone loved it Mercedes!


    • Mercedes
      Jul 30, 2011 @ 9:46 am

      A special treat for a special lady! Glad you enjoyed it!


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