A healthy dessert choice for the holidays: Fruit Tart Recipe

Fruit Tart

My husband prepared this delicious fruit tart for the holidays. It is a much healthier dessert choice than many sweets, and we all really enjoyed it. Prepared using Dairy Oh! and fresh fruit, this fruit tart is a dessert I am proud to serve my children during the holidays.

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Dessert Recipe: Fruit Tart

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Michael McDonald, Adapted from The Food Network
Prep time: 2 hours 45 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Total time: 3 hours 45 mins
Serves: 8
A delicious and rich fruit tart.
  • 1 recipe Tender Tart Dough, chilled
  • 1 cup 2% Dairy Oh!
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 Kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  1. On a lightly floured work surface, gently knead the dough just a little soften, then roll it out to a circle about 12 inches across and ¼-inch thick. Carefully lift this and line a 9-inch removable-bottom fluted tart pan, press it into the bottom and sides and trim away any excess dough. Chill the tart shell for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  3. Place the chilled tart shell onto a baking tray and dock the bottom of the pastry with a fork. Bake the tart shell for about 20 minutes, until the edges just begin to brown. Cool the tart shell to room temperature.
  4. Set aside 2 tbsps of the Dairy Oh! before proceeding.
  5. For the custard filling, bring the remaining Dairy Oh!, the vanilla and the orange zest to just below a simmer over medium heat. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar, cornstarch and remaining 2 Tbsp of milk in a small bowl.
  6. Slowly pour the hot milk into the egg mixture while whisking and then pour the entire mixture back into the pot. Whisk this over medium heat until the custard just comes to a boil, thickens and becomes glossy, about 5 minutes. Have a bowl with butter in it and a strainer on top ready for when the custard has thickened. Remove the pot from the heat and strain the custard into a clean bowl and stir until the butter is melted in. Cover with plastic wrap so that the wrap is directly on the surface of the custard. Cool this to room temperature, then chill for at least 2 hours.
  7. To assemble the tart, whisk the custard to soften it and then spread it evenly over the bottom of the cooled tart shell (leave the tart shell in the pan). Arrange the sliced fruit over the custard.
  8. Melt the apple jelly over medium-low heat, whisking until smooth. Brush the fruit with the melted apple jelly and chill until ready to serve. Carefully remove the tart from the pan and place on a serving platter before slicing.

This recipe is adapted from The Food Network, and the tart shell was made using this recipe, also found on the Food Network.

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  1. Anne Taylor says

    This looks declicious! Unfortunately my husband is allergic to strawberries :-( so we’d have to substitute another fruit, but I’m sure we could think of something!

    thanks for the recipe!

  2. loriag says

    I have to admit with looking ahead to spring summer, this recipe looks really good. So tired of the winter.

  3. Stacy Scott says

    WOW – What a nice looking treat. My Children are going to go Crazy for this =) Thank you so much for sharing =) Can’t wait to taste it =)

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