Happy July! Can you believe that means the 4th is this weekend?! What?! Luckily I have a perfectly festive (and easy!) fruit tart for you to make this weekend! Follow along with the video below:
Fun fact: If you noticed that I said “sugar cookie crust” really weird, it’s because I kept fumbling over that phrase when we filmed! At least I got it out, right?!
Sugar Cookie Crust
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
2.5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp lemon zest
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
granulated sugar for cookie garnish
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/3 cup lemon juice
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 10 inch circular tart pan.
For the cookie dough – combine sugar and butter and cream together using a stand mixer on medium speed. Scrape down the sides as needed. Add flour, lemon zest, milk and vanilla. Continue to beat at a low speed until well combined.
With floured hands, press half of the dough into the greased tart pan, until it’s about 1/4 inch thick all the way around. Pinch the edges so it’s all uniform.
Once the crust is ready, roll out the remaining dough on a lightly floured surface and use a small star cutter to make the cookie garnishes. Place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with sugar – this will make them sparkle a little bit on the tart!
Place tart pan and cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes, or until both are golden brown. The cookies won’t take the full 15 minutes, so make sure you watch those or set a timer for about 5-7 minutes in.
While the crust is cooling, make the filling. Combine condensed milk, sour cream, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix until combined and thick. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Once the crust has cooled and the filling has chilled, you can assemble the tart. Gently remove the crust from the tart pan and place on a flat surface. Spoon the filling into the crust and smooth it out evenly. Garnish with blueberries and raspberries. Add a few of the star cookies on top and chill for another 30 minutes. Enjoy!
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