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Cherry Chocolate Fruit Tart Recipe

My husband and I are cherry growers so I love to find a recipe which features my favorite fruit.—Cherry Wiest, Yakima, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla or white chips
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 pint fresh Rainier cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 pint fresh dark sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1 to 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Gradually add flour until mixture forms a ball. Press into an ungreased 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt vanilla chips at 70% power. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in melted chips and cream. Spread over crust. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.
  • 3. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice; set pineapple aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly.
  • 4. Arrange the cherries, kiwi, blueberries and pineapple over filling. Brush with pineapple juice mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 673 calories, 41 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 73 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.