Fresh Fruit Tart Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy

Time: 30 MINUTES

2 ratings
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  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened and sliced
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/4 cup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • fresh fruit, for topping: strawberries, kiwi slices, blueberries, raspberries
  • 1 (6 oz) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • whipped cream, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 350°.


For the crust: In a food processor, combine the confectioner's 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.

Fresh Fruit Tart


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2 Reviews

Joyce 5/4/2017
I have made this

I have made this tart sooooo many times. It is a beautiful and impressive dessert but at the same time it is so easy to make. AND, that limeade glaze absolutely takes the tart over the top. I have had requests for the recipe every time I have served it. Everyone knows it is "Paula's Tart!"


Allison 4/5/2015
So yummy and qui

So yummy and quick to make!

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