Archive for July, 2012

Summer Fruit Tart

Here is the easy way to make a fruit tart, I had originally found this recipe on the net and tried it with a pie crust which turned out very good …
I always thought using puff pastry would make the base soggy , last week due  to shortage  of time I has to use the puff pastry and it turned out rather very nice and the tart stayed quite crisp even after couple of hours…. It is a great dessert for summer and very  easy to make….

Ingredients
One puff pastry sheet thawed
Assorted fruits cut to same size
4 ounces of mascarpone  cheese (unsweetened. if you use sweetened cheese then omit step no 2)
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1/4 cup of sugar

For the glaze
Half cup of orange juice/mango juice
1/4 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of cornstarch and couple of drops of lemon juice or zest…

Method:
1) Lay the pastry sheet on a parchment paper, elongate the sheet with a rolling pin so its a nice big square and pierce the puff pastry with a fork all over.
Bake the puff pastry sheet in the oven at 400°F on a sheet of parchment paper for about 20 mins or until golden brown ,  remove and let it cool completely.

2) Mix the cheese sugar and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

3) Spread the cheese mix on the puff pastry evenly of about 1/4 inch thick layer
Arrange the fruits in a neat pattern on the cheese. Chill the tart with the fruit in the refrigerator while you prepare the glaze.

4) In a sauce pan add sugar, orange juice and cornstarch and bring it to a boil,
Once it comes to a boil and starts to thicken lower the heat and let it simmer until the glaze is nice and thick and transparent, remove and let it cool. add the lemon drops or the zest.

With a brush spread the glaze on the fruit tart and chill for 30 minutes.

cut the tart with a pizza cutter and serve.Image

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