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11/03/2009

Chocolate Strawberry Fruit Tart

Filed under: Uncategorized — sunfloursweets @ 1:03 am

I branched out from the traditional birthday cake and made this chocolate strawberry fruit tart for my mom’s birthday.  Don’t let the long ingredient list scare you away from making the recipe!  I had most of the ingredients in my kitchen but I had to go to three different grocery stores to find the strawberry extract- jeez. 

If I were to make any changes to this recipe, I would use more cream cheese and less white chocolate but that is totally preferential.  The recipe calls for any fresh fruit, but we all know chocolate goes best with strawberries!  Here is my tip for the recipe: instead of brushing the glazed fruit topping over the fruit, I would recommend dipping the fruit in the topping and then arranging it over the filling. 

Chocolate Strawberry Fruit Tart

Chocolate crust

  • 1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. Hershey’s cocoa
  • 3/4 c. butter, softened

Strawberry Vanilla Filling

  • 1 2/3 c. (10 oz pkg) premier white chips
  • 1/4 c. evaporated milk
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 t. strawberry extract
  • 2 drops red food color

Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 T. shortening

Glazed Fruit Topping

  • 1/4 t. unflavored gelatin
  • 1 t. cold water
  • 1 1/2 t. cornstarch
  • 1/4 c. orange juice
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1/2 t. lemon juice
  • fresh fruit

1. Heat oven to 325.  Grease and flour 12-inch pizza pan.

2. Stir together flour, powdered sugar and cocoa in medium bowl.  With pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter until mixture holds together; press into prepared pan. 

3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until crust is set.  Cool completely.

4. To prepare strawberry vanilla filling: Place white chips and evaporated milk in microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on high in 30 second increments until chips are melted.  Beat in cream cheese, strawberry extract and red food color.  Spread over crust to within 1 inch of edge; refrigerate until filling is firm.

4. Place chocolate chips and shortening in microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on high in 30 second increments until chips are melted when stirred.  Spoor chocolate into disposable pastry bag or corner of plastic sandwich bag; cut off small piece at corner.  Squeeze chocolate onto outer edge of filling in decorative design; refrigerate until chocolate is firm.

5. To prepare glazed fruit topping: Sprinkle gelatin over water in small cup; let stand 2 minutes to soften.  Stir together cornstarch, orange juice, sugar and lemon juice in small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened.  Remove from heat; immediately stir in gelatin until smooth.  Cool slightly. 

6.  Arrange fresh fruit over strawberry vanilla filling.  Carefully brush prepared topping over fruit.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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1 Comment »

  1. This was EXCELLENT and looked very festive!

    Comment by Mom — 11/18/2009 @ 3:45 pm


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