Fresh Fruit Tart and 100th Post

Fresh Fruit Tart and 100th Post
Happy VALENTINES DAY Everybody!
What better way to spend a this day dedicated to love by none other than Hallmark ;)) This will be the first part of the second segment of my guest event with Jan Silverman – And talk about lucky coincidences This is also  my 100th Post – 3-1/2 months and 100 recipes – No sweeter way to celebrate than with this tart – Thank all my friends who follow this blog for all the love and encouragement -Love you!

Jan in my Kitchen
Today, Jan will share with us one of her 3 most celebrated recipes, the one that established to us in the very beginning of our friendship that she had the sweet and masterly hand-le over her desserts :) It was so much fun to hang and be the Chef’s assistant and learn the tricks of the trade, cutting the fruits just so and finding the right matches to put on the tart… . My kids and I could not stop raving about how truly delicious this tart.  I am as always adding my “in Pictures” tutorial

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Up close and personal :)

CRUST:
1 cup flour

1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup ground pecans
1 stick butter melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients and press into 9  inch to 11 inch tart pan, making crust very thin.  Bake 10 minutes until light brown.  Cool before spreading filling.
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The crushed Walnuts

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In the pan

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spread thin and evenly

FILLING:

1 (8 oz.) container light whipped cream cheese
1-2 tablespoons almond liqueur
1/2  cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
In large bowl, blend together cream cheese and almond liqueur.  In small bowl, using an electric mixer on high speed, whip the cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.  Gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.  Using a flat knife,  spread onto tart crust.
FRUIT TOPPING:
3-4 fresh peaches or nectarines, sliced
3/4 cup fresh sliced strawberries or whole raspberries, washed and dried
1/4 cup fresh blueberries, washed and dried
1 peeled, thinly sliced kiwi
2 tablespoons apple or apricot jelly (for glazing)

Arrange fruit on top of tart in a decorative pattern.

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The decoration begins with the peaches

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The strawberries make their appearance

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The Blueberries form the middle of the flower

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The kiwis lend a little green :)

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Here it is before the glaze..

GLAZING

In a small saucepan, heat jelly over low heat until just warm.  Using a pastry  brush, spread glaze over top of fruit to preserve color.
Refrigerate finished tart.
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Post Glazed look
This is day 5 of the week long blogging marathon and I am doing this 26 other lovely bloggers –
Bhagi Pavani ChampaPadmaSowmyaGayathriHariniMinuMeenaPriya SureshRujutaSaraswati, SantoshSavithaPJShobanaSmithaPriya VasuUshaVeenaKamalikaJayashree M, and Srivalli, who has started this wonderfully challenging event :)
last but not least Suma of Veggie Platter

Senidng this to Tate Bud’s Cooking with fruits event http://tastebuds1.blogspot.com/2011/01/cooking-with-fruits-event.html
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Also to Kaarasaram Reva’s AWED Event http://www.kaarasaaram.com/2011/02/announcing-awed-british.html
AWED BRITISH

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Posted on

February 14, 2011

51 Comments

  1. amazing beautiful and i think taste is also superb

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  2. Cool! Lovely pictures!

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  3. Wow, the tart looks beautiful and very well explained.

    FOODELICIOUS

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  4. Loved the glaze on top. Congrats on your 100th post and wish you many more years ahead. Your fruit tart looks wonderful treat

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  5. Congrats on your 100th post…. lovely fruit tart…
    Reva

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  6. This fruit tart looks fabulous and very easy to make… :-)

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  7. Congrats on your 100th Post! The fruit tart looks out pf this world! Happy valentine's day to you!

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  8. Love the play of colours in the tart.

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  9. This is one of the easiest tart crust I have ever seen. No need to chill the dough and roll it. Plus it has nuts in it. I am definitely going to make this tart crust at least if not the whole fruit tart.

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  10. Congrats, Priya. The fruit tart looks wonderful..

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  11. omg– looks totally delectable !! drooling

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  12. Congrats Pri! 3 Cheers! The tart looks mouthwatering!

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  13. A Sure treat to your eyes n tongue!! Beautiful assortment of colorful fruits!!

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  14. Beautiful tart n presentation..congrats on ur 1st century!!

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  15. Happy 100th post! What a wonderful sweet dish to celebrate with. This tart looks amazing, and beautiful job with the fruit. I'm not sure I would have the patience for that.

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  16. Pictures are so lovely priya..congrats on the milestone

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  17. hearty congratulations……happy to see the fruit tart.a kids real delight

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  18. Congratssss.. they looks so good. Fantastic and yummy too :)

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  19. Congrats Priya on ur 100th post, keep cooking dear..This tart looks sooo wonderful and the crust sounds truly delicious and nutty..

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  20. Congrats dear.. so delish…

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  21. Congrats on ur 100th post and keep going ..wish u many maaore like this. The tart looks awesome.. truly tempting.

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  22. Congrats dear..fruit tart looks absolutely delicious and tempting.

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  23. Congrats on your milestone!Tart looks so delicious and the recipe looks easy.Would be making this soon.

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  24. Congrats on your 100th post wish you many more loke this and pie looks so colorfull and tempting.

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  25. Congrats on your 100th post, wishing many more to come. Fresh fruit tart looks awesome. love it.

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  26. Congrats on 100th post….Recipe looks superb..

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  27. Congratulations on your 100th post! Hooray for you!!! And I must compliment Jan on the stunning tart! Just beautiful…thanks for sharing it with us all!!!

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  28. Congrats on your 100th post..Simply amazing.. Happy Valentine's day!

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  29. Congrats n hugs dear..wish you many many more such beautiful milestones to come..keep up the good work!!
    The Tart looks very fresh n well made..perfect treat for the season of love..

    Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

    US Masala

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  30. Heavenly!! Love your step by step presentation too!

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  31. congrats
    this looks colourful and delicious

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  32. Lovely fruit trat..Congrats and wishing many more to come :) Happy Valentines Day!!

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  33. Super delicious yummy looking tart..and hey my first picture .. I dint intentionally make it like a duck.. but glad you found a duck in it.. thanks

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  34. sounds interesting ..looks pretty and must have been a delicious treat..

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  35. Congrats on your 100th post! Great job! This looks really pretty & delicious!

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  36. Fab 100th post.
    All the very best

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  37. congrats on your 150 th post lovely recipe looks grt and yummy too. Hope u must post much more recipes.

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  38. congrats on ur 100th post, tart looks exquisite way you go girl! :)

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  39. Hi,I got mail for the event entry for A.W.E.D. Just one tiny request… can u please link back to DK's announcement page as well. The logo for the event is the last pic on my announcement page… Can u please kindly change that as well…:) Hope u don't mind… Thanks Dearie for sending this lovely dish for the event…
    Cheers,
    Reva

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  40. Colorful fruit tart! Very inviting!

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  41. yummy vibrant tart! 😛

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  42. Congrats ma!! BEST FRUIT TART THINGY EVAAAAAAAA!!

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