3/16/2010

Hershey's vanilla fruit torte ~ Fruit pizza recipe!

I am posting my favorite recipes the next few days, this one I have been making since I was 17, it is my favorite dessert! It is PERFECT for anytime! Everyone will LOVE you if you make it this weekend! 

First you have to create your base. 
3/4 cup butter softened, 1 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup powered sugar. Now, I always double mine because I like the crust a little thicker.... (the above is not doubled)
Then press it into a pizza pan, mine is about 18". The kids like to help with this part...
Bake at 300 degrees, 20 -25 min. until lightly browned.
Now you need your sauce, or vanilla filling. Did I mention this is really low calorie??? :) Melt the vanilla chips with the whipping cream and beat in the cream cheese.
Spread onto the COOLED crust. I throw it into the fridge at this point while I do everything else. Yummmm, now I just have to keep the kids fingers out!
Cut up your favorite fruit (usually whats on sale!) Pineapple is a must, and so are strawberries! Can you believe I had to buy blueberries from the store.... Try to use as many different colors as possible.
Start spreading them out on the cold crust. This is the kids job.
Isn't it pretty?! Throw it back in the fridge or put it somewhere safe so no one can snatch any fruit off the top.
Now it is time to make the glaze. You might be tempted to skip this part because it is so pretty already, but this will keep the fruit on the pizza, and keep anything from getting brown, like if you used banana's. I also double this part. Combine in a small sauce pan until thick and pour over pizza.
I try and pour quick and then use a small spatula to spread it out thinly and evenly...
Here it is!!! I keep mine in the fridge. You will NOT have any leftovers I promise! I really need to get a better camera, this does not do it justice! People will think you bought it from a store, it is so pretty!


Hershey's Vanilla Chip Fruit Tart



3/4 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
Vanilla filling (recipe follows)
Fruit topping (recipe follows)
Heat oven to 300 degrees. Beat butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; blend in flour ( I double mine). Press mixture onto bottom and up side of 12-inch round pizza pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned, cool completely.
Prepare Vanilla Filling; spread on cooled crust. Cover; chill. Prepare Fruit Topping. Cover; chill assembled tart.
VANILLA FILLING:
1 2/3 c. (10 oz. pkg.) Hershey's vanilla milk chips
1/4 c. whipping cream
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
In microwave-safe bowl, microwave vanilla chips and whipping cream at high (100%) 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Beat in cream cheese.
FRUIT TOPPING:
1/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. pineapple juice
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Assorted fresh fruit
In small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in juices. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened; cover. Meanwhile, slice and arrange fruit on top of filling; pour liquid mixture over fruit.


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6 comments:

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

Totally low calorie! Let's eat one a day! Love it!

Riahli said...

ohhhhhh...that looks so yummy. I might not make it this weekend, but I will definitely have to give that one a try some time soon!

Corn said...

Yummy, fruit tarts are my fave thing especially in the summertime.
Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Matt and Haley said...

I noticed your pizza pan has holes in it like mine does. Whenever I make a fruit pizza, the crust/cookie dough will drip through the holes during the baking process. Do you have this problem, and what do you do about it?

Bellamarin said...

Hey! Love your blog! I made this tart this weekend and it was of course amazing thanks you! I have two questions. One the way I read the following I double the flour only? That is what I did but was not sure if I needed to double the rest too??
"Heat oven to 300 degrees. Beat butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; blend in flour ( I double mine)."

2. I was wondering if it would be ok to post this recipe to my blog if I link it back to you?

Let me know thanks!

**Amy** said...

Umm...That looks amazing. Love the colorful fresh fruit! Must.make.soon!