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Tropical Fruit Tart

Stephanie’s beautiful fruit tart inspired me to make one myself. Also I saw this month’s SHF theme was tarts and that gave me the final push I needed.

I used a store bought lard-free pie shell as base for fruits. Did I say that this was my first time making tart, may be next time I might make my own tart shell. For now, this will do. For filling, I went with toasted walnuts and fresh fruits - ripe mango, strawberries, plums, cherries and cantaloupe.

Baked the pie shell in the oven for 15 minutes as per instructions on the cover of the pie shell package. Meanwhile I started to cut the ripe fruits in different shapes needed for my tart. With all the remaining scraps of fruit, I made jam/jelly, just like that. I added 6 tablespoons of brown sugar and watched the fruit bits turn into bright, colorful mush on high heat. I let it cool, stored half of it as jam and to the remaining half, I added half a cup of toasted walnuts and pureed them together to a smooth paste. This was my tart filler.

bits of fruit for jam Jam/Jelly

After filling the tart shell with the fruit-walnut puree, I arranged cut mangos, strawberries, plums, cherries and cantaloupe in order and refrigerated the tart for about one hour. Ta da… check the photo of fruit tart below, isn’t it colorful and pretty?

What a quick and easy recipe, but it gives the impression as if it took hours to prepare. We shared this delicious fruit tart with our next-door neighbor to congratulate on her new job.

Tropical Fruit Tart

My maiden attempt at fruit tart was a delightful success. I will definitely make many more.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in All-Purpose Flour(Maida), Walnuts, Fruits, Mango, Strawberries, Sugar (Friday June 17, 2005 at 7:49 am- permalink)

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7 comments for Tropical Fruit Tart »

  1. Looks absolutely GORGEOUS, this tart… what a beautiful blend of colours!

    Comment by Shyam (aka Shammi) — June 17, 2005 @ 8:02 am

  2. This looks amazing !! So summery…I can imagine it tastes divine, and looks like its really healthy too.

    Comment by Nupur — June 17, 2005 @ 10:26 am

  3. Wow, is the word for it! It looks too beautiful. Your idea of using fruit-walnut puree is so much better than the eggy pastry cream. Your choice of colors is great.

    Comment by mika — June 17, 2005 @ 11:16 am

  4. I am feeling sort of blue today since waking up, I don’t know why. Thanks gals, with your compliments, you brightened my day a lot.

    Comment by Indira — June 17, 2005 @ 11:35 am

  5. Indira! That is absolutely gorgeous! And ingenious, as well. I’d never have thought to use the left-over fruit to make the preserves…just brilliant.
    And I’m always happy to serve as inspiration

    Comment by Stephanie — June 17, 2005 @ 11:46 am

  6. That tart is gorgeous - if only my first-time efforts on things like tarts worked out so perfectly!

    Thanks so much for joining in on SHF!

    Comment by Jennifer — June 17, 2005 @ 11:57 am

  7. Visit from Sorceress and Goddess - I am feeling better already.:) Thanks!

    Comment by Indira — June 17, 2005 @ 12:59 pm

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