There is a reason I look so happy in this picture. Fruit tart may just be one of my favorite desserts. I can never get sick of it or eat too much of it. Trust me, I have tried. You may recall that I am making it a goal to bake something at least once a week. My blog is sick of being abandoned and I am sick of not baking! So to kick start this week, I baked dessert for a dinner party last night.
One of the things I love about this dessert is that it isn't overly sweet therefore it doesn't make you feel bloated or guilty for indulging in dessert. I mean, it has fruit on it so it has to be really healthy. Also, even though it is a bit time consuming, it is relatively easy to make. Plus there are a few waiting periods, so if you have other things to get done you can definitely multitask in-between steps.
The first step is getting your dough for the crust made.This used to be the step that took me the longest, but thanks to a little tool called a food processor (still not sure how I had never used one before) it took about 2 minutes.
|A crust that has this much butter can never be bad.|
|Dough formed and ready to be chilled for 30 minutes.|
When I have made this in the past, the sides of my crust always fell. Somehow I do not have pie weights in my supplies, so I have always tried to get by without it. Apparently it's key in holding up the sides of the crust. Who knew. So going into this step, I was getting more and more nervous with visions of collapsing crust going through my head.
|dough pressed into the tart pan|
|When you don't have pie weights, a pile of rice is what you trust to hold your sides up.|
|The sides didn't fall!!!|
It tasted pretty darn good. Even more so at 4AM! Next time I will add a lot more fruit when it isn't ridiculously expensive. I love raspberries, but not at 5$ for a little pack of them.
The recipe I used was from William Sonoma. There are many different versions but I find this one to be pretty simple.
Try it out, you won't regret it. =]
Click here for the recipe