Fresh Fruit Tart with Shortbread Crust

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 8
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1 1/4 c all purpose flour
3 Tbsp powder sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c butter, room temperature
1 (8oz.) oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c granulated sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 c heavy cream
assorted fruit
2 Tbsp apple jelly
1 Tbsp water
1 egg yolk goes in the crust

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Debbie Deverill Recipe
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Gilbert, AZ (pop. 208,453)
Member Since Jan 2010
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This is one of our favorites in the summer. It is easy and looks like your worked all day.
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Topping: assorted fruit such as sliced strawberries, peaches, nectarines, kiwi, seedless grapes, blueberries or raspberries.
HEAT oven to 350ยบ F. Spray 9-inch pie plate with no-stick cooking spray. Combine flour, powdered sugar, salt, butter and egg yolk in large bowl. Blend with fork. Form dough into ball. Dust finger tips with flour. Press evenly into bottom and up sides of pie plate. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Prick crust with fork. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool.
BEAT cream cheese, granulated sugar, lemon juice and cream in large bowl, with electric mixer at medium high speed until smooth. Spread into cool pie shell.
ARRANGE fruit on top of filling in a decorative pattern up to 12 hours before serving. Stir together jelly and water. Brush over fruit. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until serving time.

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user MJ Kumasaka joeyk777 - Jun 22, 2011
There seems to be a mistake in eithet the ingredients list or the directions. An egg yolk is mentioned in the crust making directions, but there is no egg yolk listed in the ingredients. I will give the crust a try without the egg yolk, as I do not believe any eggs are used in traditional shortbread recipes.
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - May 29, 2012
where is the egg???
just the yellow????
user Debbie Deverill desertgal - May 29, 2012
Sorry everyone, I made the changes it is one egg yolk in the crust ingredients.
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - May 29, 2012
Thank you...Now a keeper..
user Vicki Bacon vickib34 - Oct 16, 2012
Now I'm really confused. Just want to make sure I'm clear... the 1 egg yolk goes in with the crust ingredients and there is NO yolk in the topping, right? The only yolk is listed with the topping...

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