Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fresh Cherry Tart


I am not a big fan of cooked fruit in desserts.
I prefer to eat my fruit fresh, especially in the summertime.

I wanted to make a dessert for the 4th of July and really wanted to use sweet cherries, since they were ripe and at a great price.
My husband loves cherry pie, but I just couldn't bring myself to cook these beauties. They were so sweet and delicious.

I searched for a way to serve them fresh in a dessert that would let them shine in all their beauty.

I found the perfect recipe in this Fresh Cherry Tart.

It has a basic graham cracker crust and then a cheesecake-like filling, that doesn't require any baking time.
The cherries are pitted and halved, then glazed with a small amount of thinned jam.

This tart was absolutely perfect. Crowd pleaser, beautiful and delicious.

Recipe for Fresh Cherry Tart
* the 1/4 cup sugar that you add to the filling is missing from the ingredient list, but in the instructions it tells you when to add it

5 comments:

Jennifurla said...

NO BAKED FRUIT???? he he. This is just so gorgeous and I bet tasty

SnoWhite said...

wow -- my husband would love this!

you have a great blog -- I'm following now via Google Reader.

Carrian said...

That looks so beautiful. Don't you love pretty food?

Eliana said...

What a beautiful looking dessert! So elegant :)

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

My husband brought home a huge bag of free cherries from the vineyard at work, and I spent days searching the internet for a good Cherry tart recipe! Eventually I find yours, and I went to bake it and would you believe my cherries had gone off! I'm so disappointed cause this looks so delicious!