Sunday, May 3, 2009

White Chocolate Fruit Tart


I while ago I was at my grocery store's bakery and looking at all the gorgeous tarts, cannolis, and different pastries that have been made to look so pretty. What a job! I have absolutely no training in how to make those kinds of things, but how fun to go to work creating such beautiful food works of art. Maybe someday...

I actually made this a little over a year a go, shortly before I started food blogging, but right around the time I started becoming completely obsessed with food. I had so much fun making this, and it was SO delicious. This did take a while to make, especially considering the three steps that you have to go through to make it, but it's well worth it. Plus, I think it's fun to plan out a more elaborate dish, just for the sake of pulling it off!

If you do want to to save a little time, have your fruit cut up, and your tart crust made the day before. Then you only have to worry about making your white chocolate layer and assembling the tart.


White Chocolate Fruit Tart
Found in Taste of Home Baking Book

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
FILLING:
1 package (10-12 oz) vanilla or white chips, melted and cooled
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese softened
1 can (20 oz) pineapple chunks
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
1 can (11 oz) mandarin oranges, drained
2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
GLAZE:
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour; mix well. Press into an ungreased 11-in tart pan, with removable bottom (mine doesn't have a removable bottom, and it was fine). Place pan on baking sheet. Bake at 300 for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.

2. For filling, beat melted chips and cream in a small mixing bowl. Add the cream cheese; beat until smooth. Spread over crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice; set juice aside. Arrange pineapple, strawberries, oranges and kiwi over filling.

3. For glaze, combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in lemon juice and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes, or until thickened. Cool; brush over fruit. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

27 comments:

Cristine said...

Must... have... now! Looks amazing!

girlichef said...

This is so pretty! You did a fabulous job...I would love, love, love a bit slice of this! I've left something for you over at my place...come pick it up when you get a chance!

Alissa said...

That looks so pro! I'm blown away by how pretty that is! You're amazing! Mmmmmm I want that!!!

Heidi said...

This is making me hungry! It looks delicious :)

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great

Heidi said...

I love your site! I love trying out new and healthy recipes on my family and lovin the fact that i put my time and effort in it...Thanks for taking the time out to do this! I've already copied down a few of your recipes to try. :)

Donna-FFW said...

Looks absolutely beautiful. All that delicious fruit and white chocolate.. total winner.

Melanie said...

Wow - that is a stunning dessert! I have never made a tart before but really want to - this looks absolutely delicious.

Debbie said...

Oh that looks beautiful and very professional!!!

Jenn said...

Lovely looking tarts. I would love a slice of that.

Katy ~ said...

What a dessert to impress!!

Sara said...

What a beautiful tart! I've still only made one tart in my entire life, but I do have tart dough in the freezer waiting to be used.

Pam said...

Oh my...I would love a slice (or two) of this now. It looks beautiful.

Melissa said...

so cute! It looks great!!

Judy said...

How beautiful....and I'm sure it's delicious too. Great dessert.

Reeni♥ said...

I don't know what your talking about - this is a gorgeous work of art! And oh-my does it look divine!

Elyse said...

What a gorgeous tart! Consider me totally impressed!! It's not only gorgeous, but it sounds super yummy. And I love that the fruit is hiding some uber yummy white chocolate. Deeelish!

MaryBeth said...

Simply beautiful.... I would love to give this a try!

Kathy said...

What a beautiful dish!!!

Lauren said...

If this isn't heaven, what is!!!

Barbara Bakes said...

This is simply gorgeous. I love all the flavors!

Ginger said...

teresa your fruit tart looks amazing. It is beyond perfect to take to a party that I am going to this weekend. Thanks for the do ahead tip!! Have a great day.

burpandslurp said...

white chocolate filling? ooh lala~ my specialty is fruit tart, but with the traditional pastry cream...I think I'll try this out and see how my friends love it!

Sadie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I just found yours and can't wait to discover all the treasures! Looks delicious!

Ingrid said...

That's amazing! You did a fantastic job on it! You go girl.
~ingrid

Elizabeth said...

My husband loves fruit tarts - thanks for sharing this recipe, I will have to give it a try.

Lissy Gray said...

I made this also a few days ago. I had found the recipe in my mom's taste of home. Probably the same book you used. Although, I left the glaze off and used the fruits that I wanted on top. I took it to girl's night and they just loved it!