Fresh Fruit Tart

Menu Part: 
Dessert
Cuisine Type: 
French
Serves: 
1 tart

Tarts are a fun way to get  fruit on the menu. This version features either lemon or strawberry banana yogurt, blueberries, kiwi and oranges.

Ingredients

2 oz. lemon or strawberry banana yogurt, fat free
1 tart shell (pie, phyllo or graham cracker)
1/4 oz. fresh blueberries, washed, patted dry
1/2 slice kiwi fruit
4 orange segments, pithed, pitted
4 seedless grapes, de-stemmed, sliced in half
1 slice fresh strawberry
1 tsp. honey
1 oz. Cool Whip Lite

Steps

1. Spoon yogurt into tart. Top with blueberries, kiwi, orange segments, grapes and strawberry in circular pattern around tart shell.

2. Cool in refrigerator for about 1 hour. Brush with honey as a glaze.

3. To assemble, place tart in center of plate. At base, garnish with kiwi, orange segment, grape, dollop of whipped cream and mint leaf.

Recipe by Overlook Hospital, Summit, N.J.

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