Fruit Tarts 101 Recipe

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  1. If using Puff Pastry dough, unroll the dough on to your baking sheet covered with aluminum foil or pastry paper and bake until golden brown at 350 degrees. (About 15 minutes)
  2. Remove dough from oven and cool completely. If using a cookie dough, unroll the dough and form into a rectangle or fit the dough into any shape of pan you wish to use and bake until the dough has baked thoroughly.
  3. Remove from oven and cool for at least an hour.
  4. Mix the pudding with the whipped cream or Cool Whip.
  5. Spread the pudding mixture over the crust to make a 1/4-1/2 of an inch layer.
  6. Top with fruit in any design of your choice.
  7. Using a pastry brush, brush the top of the fruit with the heated jelly or jam.
  8. Sprinkle lightly with nuts and chill or serve.
  9. **Last year, I had a last minute request to make some quick desserts for a light buffet at a friend's house. I had some frozen pastry sheets, heavy cream, prepared pudding cups and a few boxes of fresh berries in the fridge. I'd never made a fruit tart before but thought I'd fake a dessert to take with me in hopes that someone might enjoy it. After spending too much time on the WEB looking for a quick recipe, I ran out of time and came up with the recipe concept above which worked! Even I was surprised at the results. The vanilla filling tasted like a good pastry cream that any Chef would be proud to claim as their own. I beamed with pride when asked which bakery the tart came from. After that experiment, I played around using different flavors of pudding mixes and bases such as cookie doughs. You can use your favorite cookie dough recipe or your favorite pie crust recipe. Experiment with the flavors before you put it all together.
  10. I'd also like to add that you can use any No-Bake Cheesecake filling recipe as a great filling. You can even add chopped fruit to it for a sweet flavor. If you use a shortbread base, try the cheesecake filling and then a layer of whipped cream topped with a can of cherry, apple or lemon pie filling over that. Good stuff!
  11. Mascarpone Cheese Filling Recipe
  12. 8 ounces of Mascarpone cheese
  13. 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream
  14. 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  15. Blend all three ingredients together and use as a filling!
  16. My Favorite Lemon Curd Filling
  17. 1 eight ounce jar of lemon curd or your favorite curd recipe, chilled
  18. 1/2 whipped heavy cream
  19. 2 TB powdered sugar
  20. 1 TB fresh lemon zest
  21. Mix together and use as a filling. Decorate with blueberries rolled gently in granulated sugar as the topping. You don't need to use a glaze. These make lovely individual tarts. I use a basic shortbread cookie recipe for the base.
  22. -The pictures above all came from the WEB.
  23. ********For some great tart recipes, try ! You can also find some wonderful recipes right here in under tarts.
  24. You can also use yogurt with neufchatel cheese for a low calorie tart!
  25. The Cookie Tart Recipe
  26. For 6
  27. Using six large oatmeal cookies
  28. Mix one square of neufchatel cheese or cream cheese with a few tablespoons of flavored or plain yogurt.
  29. Spread the mixture over the cookies. Save the extra mix for your muffins, bagels or for another snack.
  30. Slice apples thinly and place on top of mixture. Serve to children as a healthy snack!
  31. No-Bake Cheesecake Filling
  32. 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  33. 1/2 cup sugar
  34. 2 tablespoons sour cream
  35. 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  36. Mix this all together and fill individual tart shells or one large tart shell or base!
  37. Emergency 5 Minute Mini-tarts Recipe
  38. A box of Vanilla Wafers
  39. Whipped cream, prepared pudding or yogurt with fruit in it
  40. A few berries or whole nutmeats such as walnuts
  41. Just place a dollop or teaspoon of filling on top of the small cookie and place two berries or a slice of fruit on top or place a whole walnut on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 928.86 Kcal (3889 kJ)
Calories from fat 442.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 49.15g 76%
Cholesterol 118.38mg 39%
Sodium 769.8mg 32%
Potassium 272.05mg 6%
Total Carbs 115.81g 39%
Sugars 21.75g 87%
Dietary Fiber 3.87g 15%
Protein 11.98g 24%
Vitamin C 9.2mg 15%
Iron 2mg 11%
Calcium 175mg 18%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 306.24 Kcal (1282 kJ)
Calories from fat 145.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.2g 76%
Cholesterol 39.03mg 39%
Sodium 253.8mg 32%
Potassium 89.7mg 6%
Total Carbs 38.18g 39%
Sugars 7.17g 87%
Dietary Fiber 1.27g 15%
Protein 3.95g 24%
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Iron 0.6mg 11%
Calcium 57.7mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 21.9
  • 26

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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