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Delicious Fruit Tartlett Recipe

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Richard Mellott
Added: Sunday, September 16, 2007


Any fresh fruit can be used, however, it must be ripe, sweet
and delicious. Peaches, nectarines, apples, figs, and even
oranges will work, but I suggest:

1 bartlett pear
1/2 c. raspberries
2 plums
3 tbsp. apricot jam, or other kind of jam will do
Several fresh mint (spearmint or peppermint) leaves, chopped

4 Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Shells (come frozen in pkg.)

Whipped cream as desired.

Two hours, or more, before serving, bake the Puff Pastry
Shells in an oven as per the directions on the package.
Usually 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cool. Take out the
center section carefully with a fork leaving the bottom layer

Dice (small pieces) and combine any three kinds of fruit in
bowl, add the jam and put in the refrigerator for over an hour.
The fruit and sugar in the jam will marinate and become more
delicious, the longer it stays in the fridge, up to a maximum of
overnight. If left longer, the fruit will not taste fresh.

Add the chopped mint leaves just before serving. Do not let
them marinate as they will get soggy and unpleasant.

After the baked pastry shells have cooled completely, carefully
fill each one with several spoonfuls of the fruit and mint
mixture. The above amounts will usually fill four shells.

Serve immediately, or within an hour, as the bottom of the puff
pastry will get soggy otherwise. Add whipped cream to the
plate, or on top of the pastry, if desired.


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Two hours overall; actual hands-on time 25 mins.




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