White Chocolate Fruit Tart

Preparation Time:  30 minutes
Cooking Time:  25 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • FILLING:
  • 1 (10 ounce) package vanilla or white chips, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • GLAZE:
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour; mix well. Press into an ungreased 11-in. tart pan with removable bottom or 12-in. pizza pan with sides. Bake at 300 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a small mixing bowl, beat melted chips and cream. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Spread over crust. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/2 cup juice; set juice aside. Arrange the pineapple, strawberries, oranges and kiwi over filling.
  3. For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in lemon juice and reserved pineapple juice until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool; brush over fruit. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Apple Crisp a la Mode

Preparation Time:  20 minutes
Cooking Time:  40 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sliced apples
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  2. Place apples in prepared dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Pour water over all. In a bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Blend in flour. Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples.
  3. Bake in preheated oven 30 to 40 minutes, until apples are tender and crust is golden
  4. Add vanilla ice cream, if you wish!

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