Debbie Deverill Recipe

Fresh Fruit Tart with Shortbread Crust

By Debbie Deverill desertgal

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Debbie's Story

This is one of our favorites in the summer. It is easy and looks like your worked all day.


1 1/4 c
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
powder sugar
1/4 tsp
1/2 c
butter, room temperature
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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
egg yolk goes in the crust

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Collection: Summer Desserts!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

  • Comments

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    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.
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    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - May 29, 2012
    where is the egg???
    just the yellow????
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    Debbie Deverill desertgal - May 29, 2012
    Sorry everyone, I made the changes it is one egg yolk in the crust ingredients.
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    Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - May 29, 2012
    Thank you...Now a keeper..
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    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...