Thursday, July 29, 2010

Fruit Tart $ 6.53

This came purely out of an accident. we were trying to make a pizza crust using a Jiffy Corn Muffin mix and didnt realize that the mix was on the sweet side, so we quickly switched gears and decided to make a dessert. My first thought was Nutella and spread it on like frosting and then top it with nuts or dried fruit, yum. Then I remembered how much I love mini fruit tarts and did a bit of internet research and concluded the "custard" part is cream cheese mixed with sugar. Next we needed dried fruit, We spent about 5 dollars on fruit, but only used $2.00 in the recipe(the rest of the fruit we will eat) We did decide to go for the mandarin oranges, canned peaches, fruit coctail, dried cranberries, and dried apricots. Next time I make this tart, I am going to include pinapple. This dessert is loaded with vitamins A, C, D and antioxidents as well. Cranberries are considered one of the super foods.
Jiffy corn muffin mix $1.99
1 egg .15
1/2 cup canned peaches .60
1/2 cup canned mandarin oranges .60
1/2 cup fruit coctail .60
1/4 cup dried cranberries .40
10 oz cream cheese $1,79
2 tsp granulated sugar ,20
2 tablespoons strawberry jam .20

Make corn muffin mix in a pie tin or a baking pan (9X6)
let cool
when completely cooled mix softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth and cream
with a spatula or spoon frost cake
decorate the cake with the fruit anywhich way you would like
heat jam in microwave or over stove, ad 2 tablespoons water
when warmed brush or drizzle over fruit tart

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