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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

March 7 2014

Spring Break - Tropical Breeze Fruit Tart

    Crust:
    1 1/2 C. finely crushed vanilla wafers (50)
    1/2 C. finely chopped macadamia nuts
    1/4 C. granulated sugar
    1/3 C. butter or margarine, melted
    
    Filling:
    1-2 limes (2 Tbsp. juice)
    2 containers (8 oz. ea.) pineapple cream cheese spread
    1/3 C. powdered sugar
    1 firm, ripe mango or papaya
    2 C. strawberries
    2 kiwi
    2 Tbs. apricot preserves, melted

Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine crumbs, nuts, sugar and butter. Mix well.  Press into a tart pan. Bake 12 minutes. Cool completely. Combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and lime juice.

Mix until smooth. Spread mixture over crust. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Peel mango, kiwi and prepare strawberries. Slice fruit. Arrange over filling. Carefully brush fruit with preserves. Serve immediately.