I think my favorite thing about fruit tarts are their appearance. I could probably spend hours coming up with new ways to position the fruits to make a beautiful masterpiece. Not only does this dessert pull you in by the way it looks, but the taste is not too bad either. 🙂 I used a sugar crust and filled the tart with a sweet vanilla cream cheese. You can use any fruit you prefer and use your own inner artistic ability to design the fruit.
1/3 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 Cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
Kiwi sliced thin
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease a tart pan with butter and set aside.
In a stand mixer, cream together sugar and butter for about 2 minutes. Add flour, salt, milk, and vanilla. Mix until dough forms. If dough is still crumbly, add a little of milk at a time until dough forms.
On a flour surface, form dough into ball. Roll ball out into a circle an inch larger than your tart pan. You want the thickness to be a 1/4 inch. Lay over tart pan and gently form crust. Trim around the edge with a knife.
Pierce bottom several times with a fork to prevent a bubble. Bake crust for 20-25 minutes until edges are golden.
Allow to cool completely before adding filling and fruit.
For filling, cream together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Pour into crust and even out. Arrange fruit to your specifications. ENJOY!!