Lemon Berry Tart

Serve a sweet and simply delicious dessert with a homemade cookie crust, a lemony cream cheese filling and a fresh fruit topper.

Yield

8 servings

Cookie Crust Ingredients

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 egg

Filling Ingredients

1/2 cup lemon curd (from about 10-ounce jar)
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups berries or sliced fruits

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). In small bowl, mix all crust ingredients until dough forms. Press dough firmly and evenly against bottom and side of ungreased 9 x 1-inch tart pan, using floured fingers.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 45 minutes.

In small bowl, beat lemon curd and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread over crust. Refrigerate at least 1 hour until slightly firm. Just before serving, arrange berries on lemon mixture.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 45 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour

Additional Information

Showcase any combination of berries and sliced fruit on this tart. Try strawberries and blueberries with nectarine or papaya slices. Add a few blackberries for a dramatic color accent. You'll probably need to make two tarts to serve all of your guests!

Lemon curd is a creamy mixture made by cooking lemon juice, sugar, butter and egg yolks until thickened. Look for lemon curd in jars at the supermarket in the jam and jelly section or at gourmet shops or see Lemon Curd recipe.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 440 (Calories from Fat 220), Total Fat 24 g (Saturated Fat 15 g, Trans Fat 1 g), Cholesterol 115 mg; Sodium 200 mg; Total Carbohydrate 51 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 32 g), Protein 5 g; Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 4 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3 1/2

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