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Blueberry & Strawberry Tart

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Homemade Blueberry & strawberry tart perfect for dessert or brunch

A breakfast tart recipe featured in Real Simple magazine. 

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Blueberry and Strawberry Tart Recipe

  • Jul 31, 2009
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Blueberry & Strawberry Breakfast Tart: Delicious, Fancy & Tasty!
I found this recipe in "Real Simple" Magazine. I modified it slightly by doing the tart half in strawberries, half blueberries. It looks fabulous and tastes light, crispy/flaky, slightly sweet, and with the zing from the berries.

You'll Need:
Flour for work surface
1 - 8 oz sheet frozen puff pastry - thawed
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries

Directions:
*Heat oven to 375 F. On a lightly floured surface, unfold the puff pastry and roll it into a 10 x 12 inch rectangle. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet (or just use lots of Pam)

*Using the tip of a butter knife, score a 1-inch border around the pastry without cutting all the way through. Brush the border with the egg and sprinkle with the granulated sugar. Bake until golden and puffed (18-22 minutes).

*Using the tip of the butter knife, re-score the border of the cooked pastry without cutting all the way through. Gently press down on the center of the pastry sheet to flatten it. Let is cool to room temperature, 15 minutes or so.

*Meanwhile, use an electic mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth. Then add the cream, lemon zest, and 2 tablespoons of hte confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth. Spread the mixture evently within the borders of hte pastry.

*Arrange the Blueberries in a single layer covering half of the tart, adn sliced up strawberries over the other half (or could use just one or the other). Sprinke the remaining tablespoon of confectioners' sugar over the top of the tart, cut & serve!

Voila, this would be great for a family brunch, or even used for a nice summer dessert! It is super easy but will impress your family and friends.

Enjoy,
Wilsons' Eating Tour
http://www.wilsoneatingtour.blogspot.com

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September 07, 2009
Good God this looks delish... Could work with Kiwi too!
 
August 11, 2009
Looks delicious. I like the idea of this as a dessert.
 
July 31, 2009
Mmmmm, this looks delicious, and kind of patriotic, like it would be something perfect to present at a Fourth of July gathering.  Does the tart taste a bit like cheesecake because it has cream cheese in it?  I definitely need to try this out!  Thanks for sharing :)
July 31, 2009
Actually, it does not taste like cheesecake at all, it is surprisingly LIGHT tasting. We ate it for the next 2 nights after dinner as a dessert, and to be honest, it got better and better after time in the fridge. Great idea on the 4th of july though! Thanks for the comments :) Will check out your stuff!
July 31, 2009
Whoa, with all those ingredients, the last thing I expected the tart filling to taste like was light.  I like light, though! :)  I guess the electric hand mixer does at a lot of air into the mix.  And you make this fruit tart sound like an aged wine :P  Hope you like my stuff!
 
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