Monday, June 15, 2009

Cream cheese & kiwi Tart

On a quiet, Thursday afternoon i tweeted ...

'My dad just brought home some Kiwi Fruits. What should i do with them?'

& @eece a.k.a Lis Enos replied with ...

'tarts!' & emailed me her recipe for 'Cream Cheese & Strawberry Tart'.

Off to the shops i bought a 12 pack of Pampas pre-made frozen tarts. I already had kiwi, apricot jam, thickened cream & Philadelphia at home.

Here is the recipe except i had double the amount of cream cheese therefor doubled everything else & was left over with about one cup of filling which i just threw away.

First I baked the tarts according to the packet instructions, & let them cool. WHile they were cooling i made the filling:

~125g Philadelphia spread
~4 tablespoons caster sugar
~3 tablespoons cream (pouring or thickened)
~1 kiwi fruit, peeled & sliced (thick or thin up to you though i find thicker is better)
~Apricot Jam (to glaze)

1. Mix the philly & sugar on low speed. 

2. Add the pouring cream & mix on medium speed until well mixed.

3. Spoon into cooled tart cases.

4. Place kiwi slice on top.

5. Heat up the jam (make sure it is heated properly, i didn't and it was clumpy & ugly boo)

6. Brush over fruit as a glaze
 (not i glazed the whole tart haha friggin hell me + instructions = fail)

I want to try again (i still have kiwi fruits left) but with custard instead, only because i have a major sweet tooth!


Arwen from Hoglet K said...

What a beautiful way to use kiwis! I love fruit tarts.

Betty said...

oh with custard would be amazing! i love little fruit tarts with custard ;)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Very cute! Little version of things are always so appealing :)

Simon said...

These look nice. You think the gold ones would work out better than the green ones or are they much the same?

Trisha said...

mmmmmmmmm!!! give me cream cheese and fruit anytime babeh! :D