Fresh Fruit Tart

Total Time:
54 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
14 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened and sliced
  • Filling:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • Fresh strawberries, kiwi slices, blueberries, raspberries
  • Glaze:
  • 1 (6-ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Whipped cream, for garnish
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

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 12-inch tart pan with a removable bottom, taking care to 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. Cut the strawberries into 1/4-inch slices and arrange around the edge of the crust. For the next circle, use kiwi slices. Add another circle of strawberries, filling in any spaces with blueberries. Cluster the raspberries in the center of the tart.

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. Let cool. With a pastry brush, glaze the entire tart. You will not use all of the glaze.

Keep the tart in the refrigerator. Remove about 15 minutes before serving. Slice into 8 wedges and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.


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I love this recipe! Super light, sweet, and fruity. I would really like to make this for a friend to say thanks, but she has Celiac diseaseĀ and can't have gluten, obviously. Before I start experimenting in the kitchen, has someone already had success converting this recipe into gluten free? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this twice with no adjustments and both times it was amazing! It's so easy but looks so impressive. Very light and refreshing for a dessert. The glaze pulls it all together well, just dont add too much or it will get soggy. And it doesnt even need the whipped cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tart for Easter Tea, it was so delicious, it looked beautiful, and so easy to make! Loved everything about it! Even my husband who doesn't care for fruit tarts loved it! I didn't change anything in the recipe and it was perfect! Next time I'll try mandarins instead of kiwi. Any ideas what to do with the extra lime juice? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tart is delicious and looks so impressive! Yet, it is so simple to prepare!! It's the perfect "go to" recipe if you have a little lead time; but, are short on time prep time for a complicated dessert recipe. This recipe never fails to be a crowd pleaser!! FYI, I add quite a lot of lemon zest to the cream cheese mixture and like to make more than the recipe calls for so I'm sure to fill up the shell. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe honestly just doesn't work. The 12" crust is way too huge for the small amount of filling. On top of that, the filling is so buttery that it just melts down the sides as you cook it, leaving a flat surface rather than a crust than can be filled. It tastes good, but it's a useless mess when you're done. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Every time I make this, guests think I bought it at the bakery! Always a HUGE hit. I add more fruit and pile it high in the center with blueberries and raspberries. It's especially good the next day. One of my favorite Paula recipes of all time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tart is beautiful, delicious and a refreshing finish to any meal. I made it without modification to the recipe....perfect as is. Thank you, Paula, for another great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this right now and it is delicious! It is super easy to make. At first I was apprehensive about using cream cheese for the filling because I'm not to crazy about cream cheese. But once it's in the tart, you can't even tell. Trust me, if I can make this, anyone can. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty to look at, delicious to eat. Made it the night before and kept in fridge until a few minutes before serving. It was so good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy and always gets rave reviews! I agree, the glaze recipe makes entirely too much for the tart. I may try to halve it and not buy the limeade concentrate and just use lime juice. Always great for a picnic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and impresses my guests! I have made this twice and it has been completely gobbled up both times. People rave about it. I have not made the glaze, but just warmed apricot preserves and water as a quick glaze. The crust and filling are divine. Will continue to make again and again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious! Have made this several times and I can never make enough. The glaze needs a light touch and I use a pointed tip plastic squeeze bottle to apply. You will have leftover glaze. Beautiful as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While this was a great desert, the cream cheese filling was a bit sweet and heavy for my taste. I made it the second time substituting a thick lemon pudding and it was perfect for me and my family. This will definitely be a favorite desert for family and friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes this is a great recipe, Sometimes I do a pastry cream to put on the crust instead of her cream cheese ,but the crust is unbelievably easy. Everyone says it is the best tart they have ever tasted item not reviewed by moderator and published
awsome!!! we had a pumpkin carving. i made this for are snack everyone loved it. again i was famous! lol!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make and great for the summer when there is an abundance of fresh fruit. I would half the glaze recipe since not all is used anyway. Looks impressive as well! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was amazing. My son loves fruit tarts but does not like cheese cake. So I replaced the cream cheese with Mascarpone cheese. It made it much lighter in taste. The glaze gives it just the right amount of tartness. This was fantastic and will make it again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was SO good and easy to make. My husband, who usually just likes chocolate desserts LOVED it! Oh, and so beautiful, too. This would be an excellent dessert to take to an event or a pot luck. Mmmmmmm. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The crust can be made more healthy without the butter. The sugars need to be replaced with agave syrup to avoid spiking blood sugar levels where possible. The total taste of this otherwise delicious and healthy dish can be enhanced with greater over-all longterm health rewards by altering the ingredients and thus maximizing your taste and health benefits. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY: made it twice in one week! Was my very first tart ever, both making and also eating. Super easy to make. My 3yr old have helping too. Everyone LOVED it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious, perfect sweetness and balance. I had trouble getting the crust pressed all the way around my 12" pan and ended up making another half batch of dough. It helped me fill it in, but the crust puffed up to where it was quite thick, even with the use of pie weights (not that anyone complained!. I upped the bake time 2 minutes, and pulled it out just when the edges started to brown. It looked undercooked, but wasn't-might be why some others had trouble. It tasted like something between a shortbread and a sugar cookie. The thin cream cheese layer was yummy, and unlike a traditional fruit tart filling, doesn't make the crust soggy over time. But it tasted better the next day, after the vanilla had some time to mellow out. The glaze was super tart, so I only used a thin layer, and then we ended up not tasting it, which was actually fine with me. Next time I will save the expense and skip it altogether. The sweet, juicy fresh fruit was the star, and that's how it should be! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I This tart is a real crowd pleaser. I've made this twice and both times not a single crumb was left, everyone LOVED it. The crust is super easy and tastes like a shortbread cookie. It always turns out beautiful and looks like it took hours to create. The definition of a Paula Deen recipe: simple yet incredible! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. Really not difficult at all. The results are quite impressive if you are seeking oohs and aahs from your guests. item not reviewed by moderator and published
its good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fruit tart was easy to make, beautiful, and absolutely delicious! Paula's reputation, ease of construction and the rave reviews gave me the courage to make this for first time AND for a dinner party of people I didn't know. Everyone raved about, thought I bought it, then asked for the recipe. Thank you Paula and the Food Network! item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME RECIPE!!!! used warm honey for the glaze and it was the best summer desert by far. Everyone loves this dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! I added 1/3rd cup of toasted and finely chopped almonds,pecans and coconut to the crust, really added another great dimension. Love the glaze!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. My kids have a blast making it and it disappears in seconds. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty awesome recipe! My only complaint is that I bought blueberries and only used 8 of them...not a big fan of blueberries- so I'll leave them out next time. I could not find an 11" or 12" tart pan, so had to settle on a 9.85" from Target. Modified the crust measurements and they worked perfectly...if anyone has a small pan try 1 1/4c flour, 1/2c butter, 1/3c sugar for the crust. I will be making this over and over! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful recipe and so much fun to make. I loved the idea of filling in the open spots with the blueberries. This is one of my most favorite treats to pick up at coffee shops but many are made with a lemon custard that overpowers the fruit. The cream cheese base on this recipe is perfect, can't wait to make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tart is so awesome! I made for my French class and they really loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made at the last minute for a teacher breakfast and everyone raved! I substituted blueberry yogurt however for the topping because it sounded good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I love this tart. Very easy to make, beautiful presentation and delicious. I've shared this recipe with family and friends! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a very easy fruit tart and very pretty presentation. The only problem I had with this fruit tart was that it was incredibly sweet. The next time I try this I am going to cut down the sugar a lot!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. Pretty presentation! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know what I did wrong but this did not turn out at all, way too much butter? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This the second weekend of making this. We had company over last weekend and they raved over it! Is was gone by the end of the night. That's why I'm making it again today because I know it will get the same reaction, it's not only beautiful but easy to make and delicious. I highly recommend this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is so easy and delicious. even someone who cant cook cant go wrong with this. everything in it is delicious from the glaze to the crust to the filling. when i first tasted the tart it was like a burst of delicious flavors. i will be making lots of these. i only used stawberiies in mines because thats what i like. item not reviewed by moderator and published
FOR THOSE WHO ARE AFRAID TO COOK AND THINK THEY CANT, I TELL YOU THIS: THIS TART IS SO EASY TO MAKE, LOOKS LIKE IT CAME FROM THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL AND IT IS SCRUMPTIOUS TO BOOT!. AS DESERTS GO, THIS ONE IS NOT GREASY , NOT HEAVY AND HEALTHY AND DIVINE! THANK YOU PAULA! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the 1st time on the 4th of July and it was a HIT!! It is so easy and tastes amazing...getting its debut at the Thanksgiving table this year : I cheat and use store bought dough though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious, everyone loved it!!! I loved it because it was not too sweet. The Limeade glaze surprised me, it enhanced the taste of the fruits! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for two different parties and the taste is amazing. I was slightly concerned about using limeade in a glaze but it was fantastic. The tart looked as if I had purchased it at an Italian bakery. I displayed it on an antique milkglass cake stand. Love me some Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can't tell you how many times I have made this tart and received so many ooooooo's and ahhhhhhh's. No one can believe I made it myself as it is not only delish, but also gorgeous! It's always the talk of the dessert table. Thanks Paula...you outdid youself on this one! Hugs from my kitchen to yours! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So delicious and makes a beautiful presentation. I brought to a dinner party and was so proud of how professional it looks. Very easy to make. Don't leave anything out! You won't regret it. Wish I knew how to reduce the recipe for a 9 inch crust for a smaller crowd. This is a prizewinner! Thanks, Paula for making me look like a pro. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely loved this tart.. So delicious. I was a little worried about making the glaze to go on top of it since I read the reviews for it were not so great. However, I really think the glaze is what pulled the entire tart together. I will mention that I had difficulty stretching the tart dough all the way out and I used an 11 inch tart pan instead of a 12 inch pan (which is what is suggested and I also thought the cream cheese mixture wasn't enough for the dish... but overall an amazing dessert and it didn't last through the night : item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME!!!!!!!! I can't stop eating it!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMGoodness, it just doesn't get much better than this! Thank you Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a super delicious tart and fairly simple recipe. My husband is a very picky dessert eater, but he loved this! Not being good at crusts, I purchased a frozen one which worked just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews before I made this. Instead of 2 sticks of butter for the crust, I used 1 1/2 sticks. Also the Lime juice for the glaze I substituted with water. I couldn't find a 12in pan, so I bought one from Target 9.8in for $11, which was a good deal. I had to bake crust for 18 mins instead of 14-15 mins. Over all, making this for my mom's birthday was absolutely easy, fun, and delicious~!! This recipe is good for 8 mini fruit tarts, which was also fun to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO GOOD!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
EASY AND SOOOOO GOOD! I just made it for my moms birthday; it's a beautiful summer dessert! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fresh, easy, and beautiful presentation. All the right ingredients for a winner! Served it at our book club luncheon and was the only time there was a pause in the conversation...the only words spoken were "ooh, ahhh, yum." item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very refreshing dessert. I would definitely make it again. The crust was a bit hard though, maybe I'd use another recipe next time, but overall the tart is wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe. Made it for a gathering today and everyone loved it. Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thanks Paula! I used this for mother's day for my mom, grandma, and great grandma! Thanks it means alot to see them smile! Thanks again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!! so easy to make and delicious. I cheated a little and purchased a tart shell from a bakery and also added a little triple sec to the glaze. What a fantastic dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Marvelous... My family Really Enjoyed It thx paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE........PAULA DEEN ,YOU HAVE DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!! EASY AND DELICIOUS ,PAULA YOU TRUELY ARE A COUNTRY ROCK STAR . item not reviewed by moderator and published
The crust couldn't be any easier and is truly excellent. I will be using it for other pies/tarts. However, this recipe makes it come out too thick for a 12" pan. Eat some by itself so your crust is a little thinner :) I recommend regular cream cheese for the filling as opposed to the Soft kind. Softened didn't hold up too well. The glaze is overpowering - the whole thing just tastes like lime. All said and done, a good starting point, but needs a little tweaking to make it really great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love, love, LOVE this recipe! Very easy to make, tastes wonderful-just like summertime on a plate! Made this for a girls' nite in last month and was a big hit! My tart pan was a little smaller than what the recipe called for so I had enough dough/filling/etc. to make individual tarts for Husband and my 2 sons. I froze the leftover glaze to reuse the next time I make this. Great recipe! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was SO yummy! The crust was delicious....so good that I could eat it by itself:-) I will be using the crust on other pies!! I absolutely loved the glaze. It was a great contrast to the tart. The next time I bake, I think I'll use 1 stick of butter instead of 1 1/2 sticks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is super duper yummy! The crust is so flaky and nice and the filling is great. I didn't use the glaze from this recipe, but I don't doubt that its amazing! I will absolutely use this recipe again and I even have requests from my family to use this crust on most of my other pies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! This was my first fruit tart and it came out beautifully. I spread the crust out in an oval shape inside a 13x9 pan lined with crisscrossed foil for lifting out later. Baked for 12 minutes and lifted it out to let cool. I also only used 1 stick of butter instead of 1.5, and the crust was still flaky, buttery and good. Thanks Paula!! I'll definitely do this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious! There's never a crumb leftover when I make this dessert for a dinner party. The tart of the lime glaze works wonderfully with the cream cheese layer. I could probably eat the entire tart myself! Photos on my blog: http://sweetcarolinescooking.wordpress.com/2010/10/10/tart-time-fresh-fruit-tart/ item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I first saw this recipe, I was in love with it. I made it 7 times during this year. This recipe is very easy to make and can be expensive depending on the season. I would recommend making this during the summer since strawberries and blueberries are on sale. The filling is the best, but i added less sugar then it suggested. Also the glaze is must for the recipe, since it makes the fruit tart beautiful and gives it a tangy taste. Remember not to choose a unripe kiwi since it may mess up the dish from it's sourness. Overall, the tart's butter and sugar had a great taste and texture, while the fruit and filling created a fruity creamy balance taste with a hint of a tangy from the glaze. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was inspired to make my own fruit tart after visiting a French patisserie and having a few of theirs. I searched the internet for a good recipe and thought this one sounded the best. Most other tart recipes I came across were yolk laden in the crust and pastry cream and that didn't appeal to me - even though I think that's how the French make theirs. This recipe is easy to make, light (not heavy with eggs) and refreshing. You MUST use REAL BUTTER for the crust - it makes the whole tart and make sure you eat/serve it COLD - it makes a world of difference. I would highly recommend this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for work and have already given the recipe to three people. Had to let them back a few more minutes than stated. May cut back on the sugar a little next time. Worth the time! Loved them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy and my family was impressed at the beauty! Easily made in individual pastry crusts as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my first time making a fruit tart, and it come out delicious!!! I just started cooking, and I don't know much about culinary arts. This recipe is very simple to make. I was surprised it came out so good, and pretty! Its a great treat for the hot summery days. I would suggest leaving it in the fridge for a couple hours or a day. The tart is amazing when its chilled. enjoy ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! LOVE IT! Friday night pool party and everyone loved it. Thanks Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
IT WAS DELICIOUS! I WILL BE SURE TO MAKE IT AGAIN. item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of my very good friends passed this recipe along. She made this tart last summer everytime we had parties. She finally gave me the recipe, she knows I love baking so much, what a fun thing to do, so I've been making the fruit tart five times already! My husband loves it. I've been working in my organization for two years now, so I decided that I want to celebrate my two years years anniversary with food. I brought a fruit tart to work and all my colleagues loved it! Thank you Paula Deen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Decided to try this tart as a dessert at my boyfriend's Mother's day party and it was a hit!! The pie crust gave me a tough time (over greased the pan it was in) but in the end came out great-very light, sweet, and flaky. I love the cream cheese filling and have started to use just that recipe as a fruit dip for snacks and dessert! The glaze wasn't overly sweet, but I used it very sparingly and mostly on the edge of the crust. The tart comes out looking like you bought it from the store. I owe an impressive Mother's Day dessert to Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my very first tart. it was sooo easy to make and even better to eat! Evey one loved it! But be carefull be prepaired to make it dozens of times because once your friends and family have tried it they will want it every time!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tart a few years ago and it has become a family favorite and the #1 requested dessert for get togethers. It's easy to make, presentation is beautiful and best of all it is delicious. I have friends who are not dessert eaters but they love this tart and ask me to make it for them all the time. It's a win/win. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first attempt at making a fruit tart and this receipe was not only very easy to follow but everything worked out perfectly and the taste was amazing! The only thing that I had to alter was the time the crust was in the oven. For some reason, the 10-12 minutes wasn't enough. I ended up baking the crust for about 16 minutes. Other than that, it was perfect! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this for the first time for a get together and it was very impressive. I took the advice from another review and blotted the fruit before placing it onto the tart. It took me way longer than 14 minutes to make this, but well worth it. A couple of changes I made. I added a little more sugar to the glaze since it was too tart for me as is. Also since I made this the night before I added some chocolate chips the last couple of minutes while baking the crust. When the crust was done the chips would be melted and I spread it around the crust. The crust would then cool as well as the chocolate would harden. This helped to prevent the crust from getting soggy since I made this the night before. I used baking choc chips (not sweet), but next time I would recommend using regular semi sweet or milk choc chips instead. Lastly remove the tart from fridge at least 20-30 minutes before serving so the chocolate isn't so hard. Guests were super impressed and they said the chocolate made the tart! Used strawberries, canned peaches, and kiwi. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tart was absolutely the best! It was my first attempt at making one.The presentation is very impressive. I do have a few hints based on other reviewers comments. Be sure to use a non-stick tart pan with a removable bottom. I used a 9.5 size and it worked great. It came right out looking beautiful. Also, it's a good idea to remove the tart from the pan before you glaze it. I used only a small amount of the glaze and it was wonderful. I did use water instead of the T. of lime juice called for. Another hint is to be sure your fruit is in season, and very sweet. Kiwi can be sour. Blot the fruit with a paper towel before placing it on your tart. This is such a nice make ahead dessert if you want something a little lighter, and oh soooo impressive. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was by far the best fruit tart recipe in the world!!!!! Everyone was just amazing at how wonderful it tasted and looked!! A must try recipe! I loved the filling so I doubled i... As always, Paul Deen does it again! Thank you!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everything was perfect. Next time I'll skip the limeade in the glaze!! Yum O item not reviewed by moderator and published
Luscious, luscious and luscious! It looked beautiful and tasted better. Because I like filling, I doubled the recipe and used three-fourths of it and saved the rest for a couple of individual tarts. My guests liked it so much and wanted to make it at home the next day, I gave them the left-over glaze! Try this if you want something yummy and colorful! Thank you Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first fruit tart me and my mum every tried, it was absolutely amazing!!! Deliciouss!!! my only problem was i didnt grease the dish, next time i'll definately do so, but that most definately didnt stop us from enjoyingg!!!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is by far the best I have had. I must make this at least 2 times a week for my office. They are always wanting one and can never stop talking about how great it taste. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first fruit tart recipe I've ever made and it was supurb. I was worried it might taste a little too cream-cheesy, but it was very mellow and tasty. I made mini tarts in a cupcake tin and glazed the fruit with honey like a few reviewers suggested and it was perfect! It even impressed my boyfriend who doesn't like fruit or cream cheese! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Christmas and not only was it impressive, but it was very delicious, and I'm not proud of this, but four of us ate the whole thing!! I will definitely be making this again. FYI-I made this the day before Christmas and the fruit started to look a little old, so I wouldn't advise making this in advance more than 24 hours before consuming. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this several times for family gatherings and it is always the first dessert that disappears from the table. It is light and refreshing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I attempted to make a fruit tart, and it was a hit! I made it for Easter, and everyone loved it....Not to mention that it looked like I bought it! I love hearing the reaction from people saying "You MADE this? Wow!" This is a keeper...Thanks Paula! Cant wait to try some more of your goodies :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had some guests over for dinner and made this fruit tart for them. I had never made this tart before but I sure was glad I made this one. I got lots of complimets for this dessert. I love using the limeade glaze it adds zing to the yummy fruits and cream cheese. If you haven't made this you gotta try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This fruit tart is perfect for guests coming over but I make it as a special treat for my husband and I to have with our coffee. It is so easy and comes out looking beautiful. I enjoy this a million times more than getting pastries at a bakery.... and it tastes better too! The glaze gives it a great extra punch :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this Tart yesterday for our July Fourth Celebration and everyone lovedit. It looked so festive for the Holiday. Actually I had no problems with the crust or anything. But when grocery shopping I forgot the frozen lime concentrate! We had lots of limes on hand, as well as a simple syrup we had made for Mojitos, so we made our own glaze with fresh limes, the syrup and corn starch. It was so delightful. I think next time I will do the same for the wonderful fresh flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best tart recipe I have ever used. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't bake very often but am very particular when I do. I researched several recipes for fruit tarts and kept thinking that this crust sounded too easy to make. I actually tried a different crust with like 10 ingredients to begin with...but, I threw the dough in the trash, as it was too 'wet.' So, I tried Paula's crust with two additions: 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tsp. lemon zest - key ingredients that made the crust extra special! Her crust was soooo easy to make-no kneading involved! I decided to wrap the dough in plastic and place in the fridge for 30 minutes, which worked very well. When forming the dough into the tart pan, I was pleased at how easy it was to work with! Depending on the altitude where you live, that could affect how long you have to bake the crust. I ended up baking mine in the convection oven for a little longer than stated...I just payed attention to the color, as it needed to be lightly golden. I was worried about how the crust puffed up so much and lightly "forked it" when it came out of the oven, but it was fine. The filling is so tangy & delicious! I did NOT try her glaze recipe but will next time...I didn't like the glaze that I did b/c it was too thick and hard to brush on the fruit. I highly recommend this recipe to both baker aficionados and beginners, alike! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Has no one else had the same problem I had with the crust? I followed the recipe and baked it for the required time. However, my crust was still raw and uncooked. I actually had to keep it in the oven, checking it every 5 minutes and, finally after almost 30 minutes it started to look done. As it cooled it seemed to firm up. When I completed the pie, the next day, with the fruit and filling, the crust was firm and delicious. I made it again today, and it took even longer to cook! I have a new stove so I know that is not the problem. Should I have put the crust in the refrigerator before baking it? Think I will try that next time, because it is an easy and delicious crust. But, tricky to bake properly. Or, is it me? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the hit of the party and it is really easy to make. I never made a tart before and this was soooo easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Mother's Day and it was the hit of the party! I have never made a tart before and this was sooooo easy . It turned out so gorgeous my mother-in-law thought I bought it, not to mention it being super yummy! I substituted melted strawberry jam for the glaze & added some blackberries. This is a keeper that I will definitely make again. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a little scared when I started reading this recipe...I don't have a food processor and was stuck on that. But I realized that it was easy to do with your hands!!! I made this over the weekend for Mother's Day and it was a HUGE hit!! I am recovering from knee surgery and cannot do too much, but this recipe was great! It was super easy and super fast!! I will make this again that's for sure!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have no talent when it comes to baking but this came together so easily. It cannot be messed up! Instead of making the tart dough, I used a store bought frozen pie crust to save time and because I did not have the rigth pan. Before adding the cream cheese filling, I brushed some of the limeade glaze on the bottom of the crust and around the top edges. I found this took the "store bought" taste right out and the "homemade" right in. I took it to easter brunch at my gran's house and it was gone within a half an hour! It was so attractive everyone thought I bought it! Thanks for the recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Obviously with 124 reviews, it's gotta be good! And indeed, it was! I just found the glaze too tart, even though I brushed just a tiny bit on my fruit tartlets! I wasn't the only one who discovered this about the glaze, so I after reading others' reviews for tips, I might try one of these 2 suggestions: Replace the lime juice w/ water, or use white grape/peach instead of limeade frozen concentrate. Hopefully, that'll equate perfection! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fabulous dessert, as well as a pretty presentation. I make this all the time. My granddaughter just loves this because of the fruit. I use fresh peaches (when in season), kiwi, and blueberries. The crust is very tender and the filling is to die for. I usually serve it right away so I don't use the glaze. I have used apricot heated with a little water one time and it came out very shiny. This dessert doesn't last at all in our house. One of the few fruit desserts that my husband really likes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The filling has no butter so it shouldn't be buttery, and also, you don't put the tart back in the oven after you place the filling and the fruit...you should watch the video or reread the instruction more clearly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually make a double batch of filling and have a little bit leftover. Since there is no butter in the filling wonder if that is the challenge you are having. I like the idea of adding lemon zest to filling too. This has been a no fail recipe that everyone loves. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you don't like whats in it don't make it to begin with. And just like its your choice to eat healthy, other people have the freedom to indulge in better and sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So, is the one star for your effort or the recipe? Seems like you admittedly did something wrong. Kind of an unfair rating, don't you think? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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