GF Fresh Fruit Tart

Easter was just beautiful - what could be better than spending time with family and enjoying wonderful food! I made a delicious Greek Quinoa Salad (I'll be posting the recipe soon!), Tiramisu and this yummy Fresh Fruit Tart. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Fresh Fruit Tart

1 pkg. Schar shortbread cookies
2 tbsp. sugar
1/3 cup finely shredded coconut
1/3 cup softened butter

-Pulse/process cookies in food processor until ground. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until combined and starting to hold together. Press into a 10'' tart pan. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Cool.

8 oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar (vanilla sugar would be terrific here)
2 tsp. lemon, lime, or orange juice OR use 2 tsp. vanilla extract (or more to taste)
1/2 cup chilled heavy cream
assorted fresh fruit 

-Blend the cream cheese, sugar and juice (or vanilla extract) with mixer until very creamy and smooth. Add the chilled cream and beat on high until light and fluffy. Spread into cooled crust. Top with fresh fruit. *Optional: you can mix 1/4 cup apple jelly with 1 tbsp. water and brush over tart to give it a shiny sheen (it will last longer this way too - keeping the fruit looking fresher longer.) Garnish with fresh mint. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

*Serves: 8-10

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