Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer's Fruits

"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit."

–   Henry David Thoreau
For some reason, I am enjoying this season's summer fruits like no other.  Maybe it is my new addiction to morning smoothies.  Maybe it is the bright cheeriness of fresh summer fruits themselves.
This is a good idea!
Who doesn't love raspberries? 
I wonder if Martha Stewart has come up with a way to use all those pits?
Strawberries for ice cream, strawberries plain, strawberries on shortcake or dipped in chocolate. 
Eat up. Soon it will be fall and we'll all be thinking of pumpkins!
This is one of my favorite summer fruit recipes and it is always a big hit. 

White Chocolate Fruit Tart

¾ cup butter, softened
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1–1 / 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package (10 ounces) vanilla baking chips, melted
¼ cup whipping cream
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks, undrained
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
½ teaspoon lemon juice
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Gradually add flour; mix well. Press into an ungreased 11-inch tart pan or 12-inch pizza pan with sides. Bake at 300 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. In a mixing bowl, beat chips and cream. Add cream cheese and beat until smooth. Spread over crust. Chill for 30 minutes. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/ 2 cup juice; set juice aside. Arrange strawberries, pineapple, oranges and kiwi over filling. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and reserved pineapple juice; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool; brush over fruit. Chill 1 hour before serving. Store in the refrigerator.


Pictures from i heart it.


  1. Beautiful images and thoughts. Thank you for the recipe. :) Yes, we love the fresh fruits of the season, too.

  2. Mmmmm... I wonder why berries and yogurt taste so indulgent to me, but they always do! My favorite are raspberries- oh so good!


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