Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Star-Spangled Fruit Tart

Hello, here we are at our third post already! I don't know how I've found time to do all of them, tonight it's because my lovely husband is entertaining our little monster. 
I take that back.. (as I get up and make a pizza, hot wings, separate the baby and puppy 58 times!) Ahh.. the joys of motherhood. So earlier today Connor and I made a fruit tart to add to Brad's Father's Day gifts. I would tell you the rest of the surprise, but it's just that and will have to wait until Monday. =) Speaking of, Connor's second Mommy and Me class at "The Little Gym" is on Monday! I don't know if any of you have your children in a mommy and me class, but trust me it's SOO worth the money. They will love it. Anywho that's another post for another day. Like I was saying we made a fruit tart, which is DELICIOUS! My one mistake was using a generic pie crust from good ole' Walmart. It just crumbled to pieces the second I started. Next time I will have to attempt making my own. So with it being so close to both Memorial Day and 4Th of July (& my husband being in the Navy) I figured we'd not only tell him what a fabulous dad he is, but thank him for his service as well. So no more waiting here it is..

Our Kitchen Adventure..

What you'll need:

  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup halved strawberries 
( I DON'T recommend changing from almond to vanilla, it really makes a difference)

First step - Mix the cream cheese, almond extract and sugar together in a bowl.

Works better with a blender =)
It should look something like this.

After licking the spoon and blender, put mixture in pie crust and spread around. 

Next you need to decide on a pattern, like I said we were doing patriotic so we made a star and added a border. 

Of course we had to try them first, ya know to make sure they were good =)
Apparently he didn't like them, but Yogi does!

Our looked like this...
Then you slice up the strawberries into halves, and place them in the middle.


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