We already know how addictive desserts can be. Our doctors always emphasize exercise, and eat healthy. Desserts can be healthy also and still scrumptious. Once a week, NDY will be doing healthy desserts, that way you can have your cake and eat it too.
Fruits are very low in energy and are filled with minerals, and vitamins, which produces a great source of nutrients that is very beneficial for a healthy diet. Eating lots of fruits can reduce heart disease and some cancer.
As you already know my family loves fruits. I wanted to create a quick dessert to enjoy with last night dinner, but do not have my kids bouncing off the wall and could not go to sleep early. Waking them up for school is another story by itself.
This fruit tart is very quick, easy and only involves 10 minutes of baking. It is not sweet but sill haves that OMG feeling when you bite into it. It indulges your sweet tooth desire, and it’s full of fruit, so it’s healthy right?
The recipe is also adaptable to whatever fruit you choose. I thought I had blueberries but I guessed someone ate them all. Next time I am going to use peaches, apricots, nectarines, and maybe I will get to use my blueberries.
Remember pick up a fruit today and improve your health.
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Favorite fruits of the season
1 (6-ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1 tblsp. cornstarch
1 tblsp. fresh lime juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
For the crust: In a food processor, combine the confectioners' sugar, flour, and butter, and process until the mixture forms a ball. With your fingers, press the dough into a tart pan. Push the crust into the indentations in the sides. Pat until the crust is even. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until very lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
For the filling and topping: Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Spread over the cooled crust. Per your desired preference assort fruits.
For the glaze: Combine the limeade, cornstarch, lime juice, and sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until clear and thick, about 2 minutes. When cool using a pasty brush glaze the tart.
Recipe Adapted from Paula Deen