Kiwi Blueberry Cream Cheese Tart
1 refrigerated pie crust (or you can make your own)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Roll the refrigerated pie dough out and place in a 9-inch tart pan. Press the dough firmly up the sides. Prick the crust with a fork, then bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup cream or half & half
1/4 teaspoon Fiori di Sicilia or the zest of one medium orange or lemon (I used 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon orange extract)
Beat the cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until well blended. Scrape down the beaters and the sides of the bowl, then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the cream and the Fiori di Sicilia. Pour filling into baked crust. Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees F, and bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until tart is nearly set in the middle. Remove the tart from the oven and allow to cool at room temperature for several hours. Just before serving add topping.
2 peeled, sliced kiwi fruits (I used 3 kiwis)
1 pint blueberries
3 tablespoons apricot preserves
1 - 2 tablespoons hot water
Arrange fruit on top of tart. Thin apricot preserves with water, then brush lightly over fruit before serving.
Prepare the crust for baking in the tart pan by pressing the dough up the sides of the pan. This is the first time that I have ever bought one of these refrigerated pie crusts for a recipe, I typically make my own. It was very handy.
Pour the filling into the baked crust, then bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
Has anyone besides me ever had any trouble peeling a kiwi? I finally learned how to peel one properly. You need a paring knife and large sized spoon like a soup spoon.
First cut each end off the kiwi (about 1/2 inch).
Then insert the spoon just under the skin. Push the spoon all the way around the fruit under the skin.
The peel will be loosened and slip right off with no waste of fruit.
Then it will be ready to slice.
Add the kiwis and blueberries to the cooled tart and brush lightly with the thinned apricot preserves.