Fourth of July Tart
This is a super easy recipe that will wow your backyard guests. It is very light and refreshing for a summer holiday.
3 cups shortbread cookies
1 1/2 cups melted butter
20 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract (real, not imitation)
zest and juice of 2 lemons
Blueberries (or blackberries)
Raspberries (or strawberries)
Strawberries sliced (removing the tops)
Pulse shortbread cookies in the food processor until fine crumbles are obtained.
Add butter to the food processor and pulse until thoroughly combined.
Press this mixture into a pie dish and set in the freezer while finishing the next step.
Place the cream cheese into a stand mixer and mix until fluffy. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix for one minute.
Spoon this mixture into your pie crust.
Alternating the sliced fruit toppings, use your imagination and create your own patriotic design.
Boom! Patriotic deliciousness.
Courtesy of Chef Troy Louis Chandler