Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Berry Good Patriotic Dessert

You don't have to prepare this dessert just for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Veteran's Day. Make this now when berries are in season and just so yummy!

Whether you call this a tart, galette, crostada...who cares. It's berry delicious!

The following is a pictorial procedure and ending with the recipe for you:

Roll out your prepared dough on parchment

Place softened cream cheese in bowl.

Add 2 Tbsp of flour to cream cheese.

And 2 Tbsp of sugar.

1 tsp. of vanilla

Sidebar: Have you noticed McCormick's went flip top? I am not sure if I will like this or not. I think the alcohol would evaporate quicker for the twist top I think would prevent less air to get inside. What do you think?

Mix altogether.

Spread onto dough. Keep cheese mixture one inch from the edge.

Mix 2 Tbsp of sugar with your berries.

Put berries on cheese mixture.

Fold dough edge over berries, press lightly.

Brush with egg. White only or whole beaten egg, this just makes it shiny and gives more strength to the dough edge.

Bake as directed....

Warm 2 Tbsp of your fruit preserves in the microwave and brush onto baked fruit when removed from oven.

Serve either warm or chilled....

Berry Patriotic Gallette/Crostada

1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 prepared pie crust
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, beaten
2 Tbsp. preserves, jam, jelly, warmed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Roll out dough on parchment paper to even out and enlarge about 2 inches more.

Mix softened cream cheese, flour, sugar and vanilla in a small bowl and spread onto dough. Leave an inch from edge. Mix berries and sugar in another bowl and spread onto cheese mixture.

Fold dough edge over berries, pressing slightly to keep shape. Using pastry brush, put beaten egg on folded dough edge only.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until edges are slightly brown.

Warm preserves in microwave and brush onto fruit when crostada comes out of oven.

Serve either warm or chilled. Top with whipped cream and ENJOY! worries about the tart spots of the berries because the sweet creamy cheesy goodness balances it all out!


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Donna-FFW said...

What gorgeous color on this dessert. I bet it is fantastic!

alisa said...

Ooh, that is delicious!

FoodTravelDiva said...

Mmmmm...a dessert with all my favorite flavors - I will definitely be making this one soon! Thanks for sharing.