Brown sugar cream tart

Here is another summer berry tart recipe which was adapted from Coastal Living magazine, July August 2011 issue.

I love the creamy filling in this recipe which is added to a pre-baked already cooled tart shell.  I even refrigerated these two steps before adding my berries right before serving.  I think that pretty much guarantees that the berries will not stain the filling and become less than attractive for the presentation.

I used one package of refrigerated pie crust dough to fill my long tart shell. (4 by 14 inches) I did have some leftovers, but followed the package directions for thawing and baking the shell. It is important to have a nice tall sided crust to hold the brown sugar cream filling for the tart.  That is why I planned to thaw both pie dough crusts.

To prepare the filling:  Mix together these ingredients– 1/3 cup sour cream, 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup whipping cream. I used an electric hand mixer to blend until creamy.  Once the shell is baked and cooled, add the filling and chill in the refrigerator.

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Select the berries to decorate.  Choices could include, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, cantaloupe ribbons, or strawberry slices.  I used strawberry slices for Memorial Day and after slicing for plating, used a drizzle of chocolate syrup and some whipped cream.  This is a delicious dessert.

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