Summer Fruit Tart #SundaySupper

A gorgeous, lip smackin’ dessert is imperative for your Labor Day entertaining. This picture perfect Summer Fruit Tart will tantalize your guests. This post is sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards. See details at the bottom of this post.Summer Fruit Tart | Pastry crust with whipped cream and cream cheese filling topped with glorious summer berries

Labor Day Entertaining

Autumn is quickly approaching and Labor Day is just around the corner. But summer fruit is still plentiful and before we break out the apples and pumpkin, there’s still ample opportunity to make a Summer Fruit Tart topped with vibrant, sweet berries. There are a couple of wines that are ideal for late summer sipping, Gallo Family Vineyards’ Sweet White Blend and Cafe Zinfandel.  I’ll highlight which varietal pairs delightfully well with this luscious dessert below.

Summer Fruit Tart | Pastry crust with whipped cream and cream cheese filling topped with glorious summer berries

Berry Topped Summer Fruit Tart

This flaky pastry crust filled with a lemon kissed whipped cream and cream cheese filling can be made any time of year. Just cover the surface with the best fresh fruit of the season and brush with a little melted jelly to glaze. This time of year, berries are the obvious choice, but peaches would be magnificent, too! Make it bakery worthy by artfully arranging the fruit over the surface of the filling. You will hear oohs and ahs when you bring it to the table.

Summer Fruit Tart | Pastry crust with whipped cream and cream cheese filling topped with glorious summer berries

 

Gallo Family Vineyards Celebrates Labor Day Entertaining

When I think ahead to the holidays, dessert is always the first slot I fill on our menu. After all the recipes are chosen, I love to head to the Gallo website to pair some wines with my courses. That’s where I discovered that their light-bodied Sweet White Blendpairs well with fresh fruit, light salads and most brunch fare.” It would be a divine companion to this fruit tart with its peach, honeydew and tropical fruit flavors. If red is more your style, look for Gallo’s Cafe Zinfandel which is a lighter alternative to the traditional Zinfandel. Refreshing and smooth, it would be fabulous with a rich chocolate dessert and most picnic fare. Both would be winners with your Labor Day meal!

Check out Gallo’s blog post featuring Labor Day Entertaining for more inspiration.

Click the links to find characteristics and wine pairing suggestions for Gallo Family Vineyards’ Sweet White Blend and Cafe Zinfandel.

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For your Labor Day feast:

To sweeten the holiday:

Summer Fruit Tart #SundaySupper

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Serves: 6 servings

A lemon-kissed cream cheese filled tart topped with fresh berries makes for an elegant dessert. Tart crust adapted from Nick Malgieri.
Ingredients
Tart Crust:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, cut into about 8 pieces
  • 1 egg
Filling:
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup cold heavy cream, well whipped
Topping:
  • Fresh berries (slice strawberries)
  • Red currant jelly
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to mix. Add butter pieces and pulse till the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal. Break egg into a small bowl and whisk to break apart. Pour into processor and pulse about 10 times till mixture forms a ball.
  2. Put dough onto a floured surface and knead a few times. Wrap in plastic and pat into a disk. Refrigerate at least an hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on a floured surface to ⅛-inch thickness. Fit into a 9-inch tart pan, then trim the edges flush with the top. Dock the bottom of the tart with a fork (poke holes across the surface), then place a piece of parchment approximately the size of the tart over the surface. Fill with dried beans or pie weights and bake for 20 minutes. Remove parchment and weights and bake another 5-10 minutes till crust is lightly browned. Cool.
  4. Make the filling when the crust is cooled. Beat together the cream cheese and sugar. Add a couple teaspoons of fresh lemon juice and mix to combine. Fold in whipped cream.
  5. Spread filling into crust and smooth top. Layer with fresh berries as desired. Gently heat jelly and whisk till smooth. Make sure jelly is not too hot before brushing fruit with the melted jelly glaze.

 

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

Summer Fruit Tart | Pastry crust with whipped cream and cream cheese filling topped with glorious summer berries

Comments

  1. What a stunning berry tart! I love how you arrange those fruits…just beautiful!

  2. I adore fruit tarts and this one looks so beautiful. Stunning. Love the hint of lemon in the cream cheese/cream filling. Totally delicious. Sammie

  3. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    It looks like a beautiful flower:@)

  4. Gorgeous and scrumptious too.

  5. TheKitchenLioness says:

    Dear Liz, what a beautiful ray of sunshine on your cake plate! Your tart looks like a true late summer treat with a wonderful, buttery crust, luscious fruit and a shiny look – who could possibly ask for more?!
    One big fat slice with my cup of coffee this afternoon, please!
    Andrea

  6. Love fresh desserts like these! It is so gorgeous and I’m positive that its pretty darn yummy too!

  7. Gorgeous Liz!

  8. Summer’s last hurrah has never been prettier!

  9. So many berries! Yummy!

  10. Yum Liz! You always amaze me with your recipes! Your tart looks incredible!

  11. I bet that lemon kissed cream cheese filling is the perfect combination

  12. The sliced strawberries make this pretty tart look like a big, lovely flower! What a great dessert for a summer holiday weekend.

  13. Gorgeous tart, Liz! That currant jelly puts this over the top!

  14. You are a master at arranging fruit. This is a work of art for sure!

  15. As summer nears its end, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with this tart.

  16. I’m oohing and aahing just looking at this tart, it’s gorgeous!!

  17. Sigh. That is absolutely my perfect kind of dessert. It looks wonderful!

  18. Wow! What a perfectly gorgeous tart. I don’t know how you got it to look so perfect!

  19. When I see this stunner of a tart, I never want summer to end!

  20. Liz, this tart is absolutely gorgeous. My Father in Law, who is coming to visit, loves sweets. He would adore yours. I need to try to find time to make it.

  21. This is so beautiful decorated.. I can imagine the taste.. 🙂

  22. FANTASTIC decorations! this fruit tart looks sooooo beautiful, that it’s almost too beautiful to eat 🙂

  23. My eyes are wide open now… this is so so lovely .. I gotta try this soon.

  24. Liz this is stunning and I am sure it’s delicious! You can never have too many recipes for fruit tarts. I’m saving this. It’s ideal for the upcoming holidays.

  25. The fruit tart is a beauty, Liz! Bet is was the center of attraction! xoxo

  26. Oh this is beautiful, Liz. I can learn from you! Easy enough to make this low-carb, so I am going to bookmark your recipe. Love it! 🙂

  27. This is a true show stopper! Gorgeous!

  28. This is one of the prettiest things I’ve ever seen!

  29. Gorgeous tart. I’m very impressed with how you arranged the berries. I’m sure it’s as delicious as it looks.

  30. Preciosa se ve tu tarta.
    Un saludito

  31. You are an artiste, Liz. I’ve never seen anything so lovely.

  32. This dessert is totally picture perfect! I would love to serve this weekend!

  33. I don’t think a tart ever looked prettier.

  34. Wow Liz, this tart looks amazing!!!

  35. Regardless of the season, Liz, your labor of love tart would be welcome anytime =) Your artistic tart looks almost to good to eat – almost! =)

  36. Lizzy,
    Your tart rivals any made by a pastry chef. It looks amazing and shows your creativity. If it tastes a fraction of how good it looks, it’s delicious.
    Annamaria

  37. This beauty belongs on a magazine cover!

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