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Elegant Fresh Berry Tart

 Elegant Fresh Berry Tart
This elegant tart was my first original creation. If other fresh fruits are used, adjust simple syrup flavor to match.—Denise Nakamoto, Elk Grove, California
16 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • SYRUP:
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red raspberry or strawberry preserves
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • the orange peel and extracts. Gradually add flour until mixture
  • forms a ball. Press into a greased 11-in. fluted tart pan with a

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Elegant Fresh Berry Tart (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • removable bottom. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden
  • brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and lemon
  • juice until smooth. Spread over crust. Cover and refrigerate for 30
  • minutes or until set.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar, preserves and
  • lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10
  • minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Arrange the strawberries, raspberries, kiwi and blueberries over
  • filling. Brush with sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at
  • least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 186 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.