Risqué

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When I think about Tart’s, I think about a crazy aunt who often jet sets off to Paris and brings everyone back exotic gifts that cannot be found anywhere in your hometown. She is always traveling on glamorous adventures, leading a life of glitz, yet always keeps an element of mystery to her life. Her life makes church goers blush and tends to seem a bit risqué.

Pie’s, on the other hand, always conjure up a vision of down home comfort…. wearing your favorite fleece pj’s, snuggled up under a favorite quilt, sitting by the fire and absorbing a great book. Family picnics, church bake sales and old fashioned bakeries always come to mind when I think of pies.

While all the June Cleavers of the world were making pies, the Glamourpuss was baking tarts. So, what will you think of me when I tell you I have been on a major tart kick lately? Will my reputation as a family friendly blogger go up in smoke? Do you think I am longing for a different life… wishing to jet set and be a part of glamorous adventures in worlds beyond my own? Well, not so much… The truth is I purchased a few new tart pans and was eager to try each of them out. I have made three different kinds of tarts in the past week, and although not as comforting as a slice of apple pie, they are just as delicious, if not a little risqué. If you are willing to risk your clean as pie reputation, I suggest you take a walk on the wilder side of life and delve in to the world of tarts. Everyone deserves a little glamor in their life.

Five Star White Chocolate Fruit Tart (from Recipezaar.com)

¾ cup butter, softened

½ cup confectioners’ sugar

1 ½ cups flour

1 10oz package white chocolate chips

¼ cup whipping cream

1 8oz package cream cheese, softened

Assorted Fruit

  1. Heat oven to 300°F.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Blend in flour.
  4. Press the mixture onto the bottom and up the side of a 12 inch round pizza pan.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just lightly brown.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Carefully melt the vanilla or white chocolate chips and the cream either carefully on the stove on very low, stirring constantly, or in the microwave.
  8. Beat in the cream cheese.
  9. When crust is cool, pour on the melted chocolate/cheese mixture, spreading evenly.
  10. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve–at least 3 hours.
  11. Slice the fruit of your choice and place on the tart in an attractive manner.
  12. This is best eaten the same day it’s made

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Comments

  1. says

    I just got a tart pan recently, and I think this might have to be my first tart! Besides I could also use a bit of glamour, so if a tart will do it… why not? :)

  2. says

    I adore a risque tart, but then I too grew up with a glamorpuss aunt. The tart in this photo looks absolutely fabulous, and the recipe sounds delightfully easy. Oh, and I read your interview on BloggedIn–you go girl! You’re becoming a regular dynamo. I’m happy to see you taking your freelance writing even further. Good for you! Looking forward to reading your weekly column.

  3. says

    never fear, your reputation remains intact. in fact, my respect for you has grown, because that is a tart to top all tarts. come on–cream cheese, white chocolate, AND whipping cream? with fruit on top? to me, that equals heaven. :)

  4. says

    Your aunt sounds fascinating! Oh la la!

    This tart looks amazing too…. mmmmm… You can make tarts with custard fillings and not chocolate, right? I don’t have the proper pan but would love to try my hand at it sometime. Looks positively divine.

    Congrats on the interview! Off to read it now!

  5. says

    You know, I never thought about the difference in that respect, but you are so right!! In fact, it makes me want to go home and walk on the wild side tonight!!

  6. says

    What a tarty little tart. They are one of my favorite desserts to make. I love this recipe, with the addition of white chocolate chips. I’m definitely gonna try it this summer.

    By the way, I know it’s been up a while, but I love the new look!

  7. Lisa says

    Your aunt sounds amazing! I wish I had a globe-trotting aunt! Would she like to adopt another niece??? ;)

    That tart looks SOOoooo good! I’d love to try to make this sometime! It’ll be very difficult to save the berries for topping it, though…. :)

    P.S. Love the presentation and the lovely layout of each berry–you really did a great job!!!

  8. Lisa :) says

    Oops, I forgot:
    Lovely interview, I enjoyed reading it! :)
    You really have blossomed into a fab blogger/photographer/writer and I always look forward to reading your posts! You’re a great inspiration! :)

    And another thing, I just realized you meant an aunt in general, like my fave fictional one, Auntie Mame, not an actual family member of yours…. I daydream way too much about finding a long-lost jetsetting family member who’ll take me under their wing! Sigh. :)

  9. says

    I am of the tart frame of mind. I made a goat cheese one recently, and it was rich and delicious! This one looks so beautiful!

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