Striped Summer Fruit Tart

When you make Lemon Curd, you must make a tart to eat it with. This is a rule in life, really it is. I love Tarts! I make sweet and savory ones and I just adore them all. I was so happy that I used my new tart pan for this one and it was so pretty that I just had to leave it in the pan for the pictures! This is a wonderfully simple tart to make. The presentation is gorgeous so you can take it anywhere to show off how talented you are in the kitchen. Just think how all your co-workers, or committee members will ooh and ahh over the delightfulness and beauty of your tart. You will be showered with praise! Really how could you not want to dive right in and eat every luscious bite of this?

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Be sure to use the freshest berries available. Fresh quality ingredients really make a difference. The types of fruit that you can use are endless. One of my favorite combinations is green and red grapes and kiwi. For this tart I wanted bright big bold colors to help welcome Spring into Kansas City! When it rains, and it’s raining a lot, I keep telling myself not to complain it could be snow!!! When you take a bite of this all you will think about is soft summer breezes and sun filled days. When you are laying your fruit down on the tart think of interesting patterns. If you use a round tart pan make a spiral pattern. The only trick to a tart is making sure that you have created something that is visually appealing. Get Creative and have fun with it! Here’s a closer look at my choice in a pattern.

The beauty of this tart is it’s simplicity. A simple shortbread crust, luscious Lemon Curd, and fresh berries. What more do you need?

Ingredients

  • 1 batch of Lemon Curd lemoncurd
  • 1 pint each of Strawberries and Blackberries
  • 1 cup butter softened (2 sticks)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbs Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups AP Flour

Instructions

  • Prepare Lemon curdLemon Curd or use store bought
  • Preheat Oven to 325
  • grease your tart pan with butter not cooking spray
  • in a mixing bowl cream your sugars and butter until fluffy
  • slowly add the flour and mix till combined and dough forms
  • press dough evenly in bottom and up sides of tart pan
  • prick bottom with a fork
  • bake for 20 min
  • take out of oven and cool completely
  • spread the Lemon Curd evenly across bottom of tart
  • layer your fruit in an appealing way
  • Enjoy!
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