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Stars and Stripes Tart

Happy Healthy Holidays!

A rich Stars and Stripes Tart packed with healthy fruits in celebration of our patriotism. Fruits used are strawberries, blueberries and apple jelly.

Stars and Stripes Tart

Recipe Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons milk

Filling Ingredients:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 package (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Topping Ingredients:
1 pint strawberries, sliced or raspberries*
1/2 cup fresh blueberries*
1/4 cup apple jelly, melted

Recipe Directions

Heat oven to 400-degrees. Combine butter and sugar in large mixer.

Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (2 to 3 minutes).

Add flour and milk; beat at low speed until well mixed (1 to 2 minutes).

Strawberries and blueberries

Press dough onto bottom and 1/2-inch up sides of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Prick bottom with fork. Bake for 14 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely.

Combine all filling ingredients in small mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy (two to three minutes). Spread over top of cooled crust. Refrigerate Stars and Stripes Tart until firm (one to two hours).

Just before serving, arrange fruit on filling in design of American flag using strawberry slices for stripes and blueberries for stars. Brush fruit and filling with apple jelly.

Variation

*Substitute 4-cups of your favorite fruit (kiwifruit, mandarin orange segments, pineapple, etc.) arranged in any design.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving:
Recipe makes 16 servings
Serving Size: 1 slice
Calories: 95
Sodium: 1087mg
Fiber: 1g

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