Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Tart for All Seasons....

This tart is simply lovely...
elegant, gourmet, scrumptious and quite easy to make.
I am sure you will enjoy it just as much as I did...
and I know your guest will be sure to enjoy it, too.

A Tart for All Seasons

serves- 12
recipe courtesy- Creme de Colorado

...This tart showcases colorful fruit
arranged in a sunburst pattern


1/4 cup ground almonds
1/2 cup butter,softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Apricot Glaze

1/2 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur


3-4 cups fresh or canned fruit
(strawberries, kiwis, bananas, mandarin oranges,
pineapple, peaches or other
favorite fruits sliced almonds (optional)

Crust: In food processor or mixing bowl, combine almonds,
butter, sugar and flour. Add egg yolk and extracts.
Blend until dough holds together. Press onto bottom
and sides of 11-inch tart pan with removable bottom.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool. Can be made one day ahead

Filling: Mix all filling ingredients until smooth and
spread evenly on cooled tart crust.
Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.

Apricot Glaze: In small saucepan, mix all glaze
ingredients over low heat until hot. Cool; set aside.
Orange marmalade can be substituted for apricot preserves.

Topping: Arrange fruits in a circular pattern on
filling 1-2 hours before serving. Brush fruit with glaze.
Sprinkle sliced almonds on top.
Serve slightly chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!

A tender crust is highlighted
with a creamy flavorful filling,
tender colorful fruit and a
marvelous apricot amaretto glaze.

Always serve with

~Bon Appetit~

Many Blessings, dear readers.

"She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar."
-Proverbs 31:14


Abby said...

That looks DELICIOUS! I'll have to try that sometime soon. :D

Abby :D

Paula said...

Dear Miss Jen,

Not only does it sound delicious, but it is a beautiful tart! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos and the recipe!

Much love,

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

Miss Jen,
How beautiful and it looks delicious! Such delightful colors and such beautiful photography! Reminds me of a fruit pizza, yet more elegant. :)

Joyfully in Jesus,

Annie said...

Delicious! My mouth is watering. :) I love colorful foods! Thank you very much for sharing the recipe; I will have to try it sometime. :)

Kate said...

That looks positively heavenly! It's so pretty I think I'd be reluctant to eat it! I love the pictures of the dishes you make... the food always looks like artwork. = )

The Marshall Artists said...

So pretty & yummy looking!


P.S. Where do you find all your artwork? I've tried searching online, but haven't found very many :)

Mrs. Lady Sofia said...

I adore the patterns made with the different variety of fruits on top of the tart. They are so cheery and colorful! The tart almost looks too pretty to eat, ha! :)

~Mrs. Lady Sofia~

Elizabeth said...

I have been intending to comment for a long time now. All your recipes look amazing. Its so nice peeking into your life and gleaning some inspiration from you. :)

God bless!

P.S. My mom, sister and I love your music and will often have your blog on just to listen to your music throughout the day! LOL! :)

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I have a tart pan that I purchased YEARS ago and have yet to use it!!! This looks like a great and easy recipe! Thanks!

Mary said...

This tart looks beautiful and delicious, will definitely try it sometime!

Sharon said...

Miss Jen,

It looks and sounds delicious! How refreshing! Thank you for sharing and I hope you are feeling better.


Julia said...

This looks delicious. I linked to your recipe from my blog, Dark Glass Ponderings. Beautiful layout.

Rhonda Devine said...

This is absolutely lovely! I'll be trying this one soon~thanks for sharing.