Fruit Tart Recipe

June 08, 2012

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I am so so excited to bring you a recipe again today from Erin of  Carosello.  
I asked her team.up with me on a little project...
since I am not so good in the kitchen/ DIY area and she is AMA.ZING....(not only does she create incredible things but her presentation is BEAUTIFUL), I have asked her to help me out in these areas! She is truly an inspiration with all of her creativity.
Today she is bringing you this fabulous recipe!
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Low Fat (Whole Wheat) Fruit Tart Recipe:

Crust:

1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
3/4 a teaspoon of salt
4 packets of stevia in the raw sweetener
1/2 cup of cold unsalted organic butter
4-5 Tablespoons of cold skim milk

Place your whole wheat flour, salt and sweetener in your food processor and blend for just a second. Slowly start blending in cubed cold butter as it will start to form a soft crumbled mixture. After all your butter is added add your milk one teaspoon at a time until your mixture is like a thick paste.

Take mixture and roll it out onto a floured silicon baking mat and roll out into a large circle, larger than your pie dish or tart dish. Flip your mat and crust over your dish and cut the edges even with your dish. I fold my edge over a bit to give it a ridge. Using a fork poke several hold into the bottom of your pie crust. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes until the top edges are a deep golden brown. Cool completely before adding your filling and fruit.

Filling:

I used 2 packages of sugar free cheesecake pudding mixture and made as directed for a pie using 3 1/2 cups of cold skim milk to mix to the pie filling. Pour immediately into your cooled pie crust and start topping with your favorite fruits. 

Fruit Glaze:

1/2 cup of naturally sweetened apple juice
1/4 cup of agave nectar
1 1/2 teaspoons of cornstarch

Place all ingredients into a small pot on your stove and stir until cornstarch has dissolved. Heat on medium until your mixture comes to a boil. Stir continuously. Once your mixture becomes thicker (not too thick) remove from heat and let it cool for 4-7 minutes. Use a spoon to gently glaze your fruit tart spreading on top of your entire pie. Refrigerate immediately.


I typically try to stay away from artificial sweeteners (except for Crystal Light drinks) but I tried out stevia and a sugar free pie mix with this. It turned out great.