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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)

  • Bananas sliced


  • 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

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