Happy 4th of July!!!
Happy Birthday America!! It's a beautiful morning in Georgia and after all the rainy days we've had - I'm soaking in all of the sunshine that I can today. How about you? How are you celebrating the 4th of July? A cookout, floating around the pool, fireworks? With any luck - I'll manage to work in all 3 of those things into my day.
If your 4th of July celebration happens to include food - let me recommend this Fresh Fruit Tart. It is just about the most perfect summer sweet treat. It's the perfect combination of light and fruity and crunchy and tart.
Fresh Fruit Tart
1 1/3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
10 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons water
1/3 cup white baking chips
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon grated lime zest
juice from 2 limes
6 ounces marscarpone cheese
2 ripe peaches, cut into 24 1/4" slices
4 cups raspberries, blackberries and blueberries
1/3 cup apricot preserves
Fill in tart with remaining berries.
Dab over fruit using a pastry brush. Refrigerate tart 30 minutes.
Remove tart from pan and let sit 15 minutes before slicing into wedges.
We had one of these last week to celebrate Ben's birthday. It was such a treat. Honestly, when you live in a house full of cakes and cupcakes - any dessert OTHER than cake is a welcome treat. I thought it made a perfect birthday "sweet" and even though I forgot to take a picture - it looked even prettier with candles.
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