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Fresh Fruit Tart for the Holidays

26 Dec

December 26th, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The past few days have been busy with last minute shopping and visiting family and friends that I barely had time to make anything. But for a gift exchange party held today I managed to make a fresh fruit tart. Fruit tarts are a great alternative to decadent chocolatey desserts, as they are more refreshing and light, not overly sweet and they don’t sit too heavy in the stomach.

The main components of a fruit tart consist of the tart shell filled with pastry cream and topped with fruits. The fruits used can be varied, depending on what you can find at the grocery store or farmer’s market. It’s easy to use berries since they require little to no cutting, but kiwis, oranges, mangoes and pineapples are also great fruits to use and they add color.

Enjoy the rest of 2011 and I hope to squeeze in a few more baking sessions before the year ends!

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