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Citrus Fruit Tart

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Have you been asked to bring a dessert?  Here's the recipe for you...it's easy to make, but it looks and tastes like it's from a fancy bakery. 

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 30 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Cool: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 12
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 orange

  • All-purpose flour

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 1 pkg. (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tbsp. sugar

  • 2 cups strawberries quartered

  • 1 can (15 ounces) Mandarin orange segment in light syrup, drained

  • 2 kiwis, halved and sliced

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves, warmed

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.  Grate 2 teaspoons zest and squeeze 2 tablespoons juice from the orange.

  2. Sprinkle the flour on the work surface.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the work surface.  Roll the pastry sheet into a 14x10-inch rectangle and place onto a baking sheet.  Brush the edge of the pastry with water.  Fold over the edges 1/2 inch on all sides, pressing firmly to form a rim.  Prick the center of the pastry thoroughly with a fork.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.  Let the pastry cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes.

  4. Stir the cream cheese, sugar, orange juice and orange zest in a medium bowl until the mixture is smooth.  Spread the cream cheese mixture on the pastry.  Arrange the strawberries, Mandarin oranges and kiwi on the cream cheese mixture.  Brush the fruit with the preserves.

  5. Make-Ahead: This tart can be served immediately or covered and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.

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Tip

The kind of pan you use can affect baking times. A nonstick or dark glazed baking sheet may bake faster, so adjust your time and check pastry while baking.

If your Puff Pastry becomes soft and sticky while working with it, chill it in the fridge for a few minutes. Place in the refrigerator between rollings, too.

Always flip and place the cut side of the Puff Pastry down on the baking sheet.

You can thaw Puff Pastry in the fridge. Separate and place each sheet on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and defrost in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.

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Submitted by:
LYNETTE W.
Date: 10/3/2005

1 star rating

"Orange marmalade made it taste really weird. The kids didn't like it and neither did I."

Submitted by:
Cheryl S.
Date: 4/16/2006

1 star rating

"It sure would be nice to be able to see other comments before making this as I probably missed some very helpful information!"

Submitted by:
Martha N.
Date: 7/26/2006

3 star rating

"Delicious and impressive looking. I "decorated" it with the fruit to look like a stained glass piece of art."

Submitted by:
Madison K.
Date: 3/15/2009

3 star rating

"It's very healthy."

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