Peaches & Cream Tart Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyCuisine
CourseMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Coconut macaroon cookies9 (Soft)
 Ground pecans1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine3 Tablespoon, melted
 Whipping cream1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cream cheese8 Ounce, softened (1 Package)
 Sugar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Orange juice/Dark rum2 Teaspoon
 Vanilla1 Teaspoon
 Almond extract1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Peaches4 Medium, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Raspberries1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Apricot preserves1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Honey2 Teaspoon

Directions

1 Chill a medium mixing bowl and the beaters of an electric mixer.
2 For crust, crumble macaroons (you should have about 2 cups). In a large mixing bowl stir together the macaroon crumbs, pecans, and butter or margarine. Press mixture onto bottom and up side of an 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom or into a 12-inch pizza pan. Bake in a 350° oven for 15 to 18 minutes for the tart pan, 12 to 15 minutes for the pizza pan, or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
3 For filling, in the chilled bowl beat whipping cream with electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Set aside.
4 In a small mixing bowl beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Add rum or orange juice, vanilla, and almond extract; beat until smooth. Gently fold in whipped
cream. Turn mixture into cooled crust; spread evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
5 Before serving, toss the peach slices with lemon juice. Arrange peaches and raspberries over filling.
6 For glaze, in a small saucepan combine preserves and honey; heat and stir just until melted. Snip any large pieces of fruit in the glaze. If desired, strain glaze. Carefully brush or spoon the glaze over the fruit. If using a tart pan, gently remove side; transfer the tart to a serving platter. If desired, garnish with fresh lemon thyme sprigs.
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