So this blog is basically a mix up of all my fav things, and one of my very super duper favorite things is EATING! I love food. Especially deserts. I have a serious sweet tooth. You know how a lot of people eat cake or chocolate and they are all like, ah man I feel sick?? Yeah, I am not one of those people. I could quite literally live on sweet stuff. I dont. But I could..lol.
This tart is not super sweet at all. But it is very very good. It has a mild cheese cakey taste with the tartness of the fruit on top and a shortbread crust. I am the one who does all the hosting and cooking for any family get togethers we have around here. And this tart is requested every time. Here is the awesome part. It is so stupidly easy to make that a child could do it. It looks like you spent hours on it, but it really takes no time at all, and can be made the day before serving. You can use any fruit you want on top. I always use raspberries cause they go really well with the white chocolate, but blueberries, thinly cut strawberries, or even some sweetened cranberries would be good too.
White Chocolate Fruit Tart
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 (10 ounce) package white chocolate chips or 1 (10 ounce) package vanilla chips – I use vanilla chips, its cheaper.
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
assorted fruit – (DONT use frozen fruit. When it thaws it gets runny and yucky. Fresh only)
*Optional- Apple jelly for glazing
1– Heat your oven to 300°F.
2 – Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (I use my kitchen aid)
3 – Blend in flour.
4 – Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the side of a 12 inch round pizza pan or tart pan. (seriously! No cutting or rolling, just push the mixture into the pan, easy peasy) Dock your crust once it’s all nice in the pan.
5 – Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just lightly brown.
6 – Cool completely. (I throw mine in the fridge at this point to speed up the process)
7 – Melt the vanilla or white chocolate chips and the cream on the stove over a double boiler. Or in the microwave if you like. (*Tip* Make sure anytime you melt chocolate that all of your bowls and utensils are COMPLETELY DRY, other wise your chocolate will seize, and that sucks!)
8 – While your’e waiting for your chocolate to melt, throw your cream cheese in your mixer and beat it up. Once the chocolate is fully melted add it to the cream cheese and beat it together until nice and smooth.
9 – When crust is cool, pour on the melted chocolate/cheese mixture, spreading evenly.
10 – Cover with plastic wrap and chill.
11 – Choose the fruit of your choice and place on the tart all fancy like. (if you are using raspberries, and want it to look like mine. I simply start lining the outside of the circle with the berries and work my way in.)
12 – This step is optional, but I recommend it – Melt some apple jelly in the microwave, and with a pastry brush, brush all the fruit on top of your tart. This makes the fruit really shine and seals it in if you are planning on having your tart the next day. I never skip this step. It really does make it look so much nicer.
13 – Keep the tart or any leftovers covered and stored in the fridge. (there wont be any leftovers)