Simply Whole Kitchen

July 3, 2012

Triple Berry Tart {Happy 4th of July!}

 Happy 4th of July!

I am starting my day by running my first 10k!  My plan (hope) is to run the whole thing and to finish in under 1 hour....but we'll see!

At least I know I'll have an amazing dessert to help me celebrate the rest of the day!  Don't sit on the side while others eat dessert today.  You CAN and WILL be able to celebrate with this delicious and better for you dessert.
 This tart isn't very sweet, but is perfect for your 4th of July table!

Whole wheat cookie crust filled with a layer of cream cheese, homemade triple berry jam and fresh berries top it off!  Perfection!
Triple Berry Tart
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2/3 cup organic unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup raw honey
2 tsp finely grated lemon zest

cheesecake filling:
4 oz reduced-fat cream cheese (softened)
1/4 c plain greek yogurt

jam layer:
1/2 c blueberries
1/2 c raspberries
1/2 c blackberries
1/4 c water
1 tbsp cornstarch

top layer:
fresh berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries)

First make the crust.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Lemon Shortbread: In a large bowl, add flour, butter, honey and zest; mix with a fork until well blended.  Add 2-3 tbsp of cold water (one at a time) and mix until a dough is formed.   Press the dough into the base of a tart pan.  Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until browned and firmed.

While the crust is baking, make the homemade jam.  In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook the berries together (stirring every 5-10 minutes).  After 15 minutes, reduce to low and cook for 30 minutes on low stirring every 10 minutes.  Combine the water and cornstarch in a bowl.  Pour into the jam mixture and stir to combine.  Cook for an additional 10 minutes.  Then remove from heat and cool completely before using or serving.

In a bowl, combine your cheesecake and greek yogurt until well mixed. Set aside.

After crust is baked and completely cool, layer on the cream cheese mixture, 3 tbsp of the jam then top with clean, fresh berries.  Enjoy!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This looks delicious and I would eat it every day, even if it's not 4th of July! Can't wait to give it a try, thanks for sharing!

July 21, 2012 at 3:42 PM  

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