Monday, July 21, 2008

White Chocolate Fruit Tart

I guess I should actually call this a "Fruit Pizza", since I made it in a pizza pan and not a tart pan. Oh well. I don't own a tart pan, yet, and it worked just as well as a fruit pizza. It was simple to make and it tasted out of this world. I used Neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese (marketed as "1/3 less fat cream cheese") and whole milk, instead of cream. I also didn't wait 3 hours for the white chocolate to set- only 30 minutes. The crust is a shortbread that melts in your mouth, the "frosting" is a creamy white chocolate concoction (use real white chocolate here), and the fresh berries on top were just the icing on the fruit pizza. Ok, not really, because I guess the white chocolate icing was.

White Chocolate Fruit Tart

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 (10 ounce) package white chocolate chips
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
Assorted fruit

1.  Heat oven to 300°F. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in flour. Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the side of a 12 inch round pizza pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just lightly brown. Cool completely.

2.  Carefully melt the vanilla or white chocolate chips and the cream either carefully on the stove on very low, stirring constantly, or in the microwave. Beat in the cream cheese. When crust is cool, pour on the melted chocolate/cheese mixture, spreading evenly. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve--at least 3 hours. Slice the fruit of your choice and place on the tart in an attractive manner.
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Anonymous said...

whichever you want to call it, Dishy, it's beautious. Makes my mouth water.- EDlear

Linda said...

Oh Dishy, how beautiful!! I may have to talk Mom into this for her upcoming 96th--or make it in addition to her cake. Thanks so much for sharing...

HoneyB said...

Looks beautiful Dish!

Katypi said...

Absolutely beautiful, jewel-like!

Larissa said...

That is beautiful! And so perfect right now, with all the summer fruit that's available.