Friday, November 2, 2012

Favorite Dessert Recipes

I'm joining up with Kelly to share my family's favorite dessert.  Hands down, our family favorite is a fruit tart.  This is one of Paula Deen's recipes and it's a keeper.  I make it with whatever fruit is in season and it's so easy to make.

To make the crust:

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks of softened butter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all of the ingredients until it forms a ball and press it with your fingers into a tart pan (the one with the removable bottom) trying to keep it even.  Bake it for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned and put it aside to cool

To make the filling:
  • 1 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
Beat all the ingredients together and spread on the cooled crust.

  • fresh fruit, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, strawberries
  • apricot jam
Slice the fruit and arrange on the top of the tart.  I like thinly sliced kiwi for color but you can use whatever fruit you like.  To make a glaze to top the fruit, I take a tablespoon of jam and warm it in the microwave to loosen it up.  Add a bit of water to thin it down and strain any seeds.  Apply it to the top of the tart.  Chill and serve.


  1. Looks really really good! Also, love your verse on your photo!

    Amber @

  2. Hi Dani,
    Sounds absolutely DELISH!! XO ~Liz