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Fresh Fruit Tart

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CRUST:    
     
2 cups ground gingersnap cookies (about 38 cookies
2 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup butter flavor CRISCO shortening or stick
     
FILLING:    
     
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup whipping cream
    assorted fruit:  strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, oranges, red or green grapes
1/4 cup SMUCKER’S apricot preserves
1 tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

For crust:  In medium bowl, combine ground cookies and sugar.  with a pastry blender, add CRISCO and mix until moist clumps form.  Press mixture into bottom and sides of 10-inch removable bottom tart pan.  Bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned.  Let cool.

For filling:  Combine cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice with an electric mixer.  Add whipping cream and beat at high speed until light and fluffy.  Spread in tart shell and chill several hours.  Arrange fruit on top of chilled filling.  Combine SMUCKER’S apricot preserves with water and brush over top.  Garnish with mint leaves and serve.

For a lighter version:  proceed as directed for crust, but replace filling ingredients with 1 8-oz container of lemon yogurt.

(serves 8)

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07/21/2010 - Posted by | Dessert

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