Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fabulous Three-Berry Tart

This amazingly delicious treat is great for any occasion-Birthday, Holiday, Showers or Just a light and easy dessert for any day!!

Prep Time: 30 Min
Total Time: 2 hr, 30 Min
Serves 10

1 bag (8oz) Animal Crackers
1/3 cup Butter or Margarine, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons Sugar

1 package (8oz) Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1 cup Whipping Cream
1/2 pint (1 cup) Fresh Blackberries
1/2 pint (1 cup) Fresh Raspberries
1/2 pint (1 cup) Fresh Blueberries
1/4 cup Strawberry Jam
1 tablespoon Orange Juice

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Place Animal Crackers in food processor; cover and process about 1 minute or until crumbs are finely ground.  In medium bowl, mix cracker crumbs, butter, cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sugar.  Press mixture in bottom and up side of ungreased 9-inch tart pan with removable bottom.  Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool completely, about 20 minutes.

2. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and the lemon juice with electric mixer on low speed until blended.  Add whipping cream; beat on high speed 3 to 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.  Spread mixture in tart shell.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

3. Arrange berries on chilled filling.  In small microwavable bowl, microwave jam uncovered on High about 20 seconds or until warm.  Stir in orange juice; mix well with fork.  Brush strawberry glaze over berries.


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