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Fruit Tart with Cheesecake Pudding

Summery vibrant fruit tarts will make you the star of any get together!

fruit-tart This is my new favorite dessert!

Buttery crust + cheesecake pudding filling + fresh fruits = Best Summer dessert!

I was never a fan of fruit tarts if I tell you in all honesty. I still kind of enjoy eating fruits in their original form and when summer rolls in, I am more then happy to eat my weight in fresh fruits rather than making tons of fruit based desserts loaded with butter and sugar.Not that I am against it. In fact few days back I made a no bake almond-walnut date crust based fruit tart and I must say I am not a fan!! I don’t mind eating a slice but then what are desserts without their glorious butter & flour counter parts?!!

I love being and eating healthy but to certain extents.

Ok so back to this tart.

This fruit tart with fresh homemade buttery crust, cheesecake pudding filling and tons and tons of fresh fruits is my new found way of eating fruits these days!!

fruit-tart The first time I made it I made it in small tart pans and decorated with fresh strawberries, blueberries and mandarin oranges. Second time around, I baked it in a 12″ round pan and replaced mandarin oranges with fresh mangoes. Jerry’s parents have mango trees in their backyard and while I am visiting, my breakfast everyday has been mango smoothies and lots and lots of fresh juicy mangoes. Super sweet and perfectly ripe .

fruit-tart I have so many mango recipes on my mind but since I will be leaving soon, I am just concentrating on eating as much as I can!

fruit-tart On another note, yesterday I became a proud owner of Smitten Kitchen cookbook. I know it’s been out for like ages but I have been wanting it really bad for some time now. I can’t explain how happy I was. Its a gem of a book and hopefully you will see lots of delicious recipes soon.

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Fruit tart with Cheesecake Pudding

Crust:

This recipes makes 4 small 4″ crusts or 1 large 12″ crust

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1.5 cups All purpose flour
  • 1.5 cup unsalted butter, softened

In a bowl, add sugar, flour and butter and mix using a mixer or hands until it forms a ball. Transfer it to a greased crust pan with a removable bottom. Using hands push it down properly making sure to push it into the indentations. Once ready to bake, pop it into a pre heated oven at 350F. Bake for 10-12 mins until slightly golden. Take it out and let it cool.

Filling:

  • 3 ounce cream cheese, plain, softened at room temperature
  • 2 cups of vanilla pudding ( any good quality) ( If making your own, around 6 ounces) (I used Jello brand)
  • 1/2 packet (~1.7 oz) of cheesecake pudding mix, Jello brand (Use half the amount of powder in the packet and to it add 1 cups cold milk and stir for around 2 mins until thick pudding like)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Fresh fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, oranges, mangoes, etc (I am not that much fan of oranges, but if using I like to let them sit in sugar syrup for sometime so they taste too sour)

In a bowl, prepare cheesecake pudding according to directions. To it add, vanilla pudding, cream cheese and vanilla and mix until smooth. Pout the filling on the cooled crust and even it out. Decorate with desired fruits and chill few hours before serving.

60 comments… add one

  • Young Wifey July 12, 2014, 2:33 pm

    I make a very similar custard fruit tart. Your photos and tarts look amazing!

    • naivecookcooks July 12, 2014, 7:51 pm

      Thanks and I am glad to know that you love these kinds of tarts too!!

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods July 12, 2014, 6:06 pm

    How lucky are you to have access to a mango tree. I’d be in heaven :D
    I love fruit any and every way. These tarts look beautiful. That cheesecake pudding looks so creamy.

    • naivecookcooks July 12, 2014, 7:51 pm

      Haha that’s what my aunt said about the mango tree Cindy!! Thanks though and hope you give this a try!

  • Balvinder July 12, 2014, 6:49 pm

    You certainly did make a ‘wow’ dessert. I love fruit desserts like these with tons of fruit in it.

    • naivecookcooks July 12, 2014, 7:49 pm

      Thanks for such a lovely comment Balvinder!

  • cheri July 12, 2014, 7:14 pm

    Hi Ami, this is absolutely gorgeous, I can see why it is your favorite, so nice you are able to get fresh mangoes from your family.

    • naivecookcooks July 12, 2014, 7:50 pm

      Thanks Cheri!

  • Erin R. July 12, 2014, 9:07 pm

    Oh, that is delicious looking. Your photography has been stunning these last few months! I’m definitely keeping this recipe handy as it looks like a perfect hot weather dessert.

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:41 pm

      Your comment means a lot and seriously makes me feel so much better! Thanks a ton!!

  • Marisa Bergamasco July 12, 2014, 9:13 pm

    Hello from our winter!
    Beautiful pics of a lovely tart!! Can I have a slide of it??
    Marisa

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:40 pm

      Yes you can for sure!!

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) July 13, 2014, 3:16 am

    Buttery, creamy and fruity…indeed a perfect summer dessert!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:39 pm

      Thanks Angie!

  • Helen @ Scrummy Lane July 13, 2014, 4:42 am

    Looks like you nailed that tart case. It looks beautifully done, as do your photos in this post. :-)

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:39 pm

      Hehe thanks!

  • ela@GrayApron July 13, 2014, 7:30 am

    What a delight to my eyes! i’m sure they are delicious!

    ela h.

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:39 pm

      Thanks girl!

  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout July 13, 2014, 9:34 am

    Gorgeous! Love all the colors, flavors, and the super unique filling :)

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:38 pm

      Thanks Medha!

  • Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice July 13, 2014, 10:41 am

    These fruit tarts look gorgeous, Ami! Especially with that cheesecake pudding filling. Sounds so perfect for this time of year!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:38 pm

      Gayle these turned out really delicious! Hopefully you give these a try!

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 13, 2014, 11:10 am

    They are some beautiful looking fruit puddings. Fruit desserts are the best in summer, everything is so fresh and delicious.

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:38 pm

      I know right?!! I feel like having these with every meal!

  • Arpita | The Gastronomic Bong July 13, 2014, 6:19 pm

    Yummm!!! How Gorgeous are theses fruit tart! Cheesecake pudding sounds heavenly.. love your photographs :)

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:37 pm

      Thanks Arpita!! Your comments mean a lot!

  • Bri | Bites of Bri July 14, 2014, 5:36 am

    These are gorgeous! And I’m glad to hear that about the SK cookbook…I’ve been dying to get one as well.

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:36 pm

      Did you hear she is working on another book?!! Girl I am excited!

  • Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies July 14, 2014, 9:23 am

    These photos look totally drool worthy — totally acceptable to have one of these for lunch, right?!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:36 pm

      Yes that’s totally legal girl! Do it!

  • Alice // Hip Foodie Mom July 14, 2014, 9:30 am

    Hi Ami! love this tart!!! so beautiful! and re: the Smitten Kitchen cookbook, you are going to love it. . you must try Deb’s cauliflower pesto. this will change your life. love it and I make it all the time!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:35 pm

      Alice you were right! I am in love with that book!

  • Jules @ WolfItDown July 14, 2014, 9:33 am

    These look fantastic Ami! The pudding cream is sure to compliment the lovely crumble crust and zingy fruit and berries, yum! Also, I looked through all your recent posts and the photographs are SO good :D x

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:34 pm

      Thanks for this amazing comment!

  • Monica July 14, 2014, 9:50 am

    I love the idea of pudding as a fruit tart filling. These tarts look really pretty; I love how you arranged the fruit with all the contrasts in color.

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:33 pm

      Hehe it was a fun Sunday project!! Glad you liked these!

  • shweta July 14, 2014, 1:31 pm

    WOW…such a colorful & juicy dessert !! Luv it..

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:32 pm

      Thanks!!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 14, 2014, 7:21 pm

    This tart is stunning! Love the fruit in there :)

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:32 pm

      Thanks girl!

  • Isadora @ she likes food July 14, 2014, 9:38 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of cheesecake pudding before, but I want some right now! I love pudding and I love cheesecake, so I can’t wait to get my hands on some! I’m also eating a ton of fruit this summer, so I can’t wait to try this fruit tart!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:32 pm

      Girl I hope you give this a try and do remember to tell me how you liked it!

  • Ema @ On the flavor road July 14, 2014, 10:43 pm

    The pics of these fabulous tarts make me feel in summer even if in Sydney it is freezing lately :(!
    I love fruit tarts, they are my favourite! In fact the first post of my blog was a fruit tart :)! I like the idea to use pudding instead of custard :)!
    xox

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:31 pm

      Awww I can relate with those first post sentiments! My first post was a quinoa pattie – must say horrible funny pics lol!!

  • Katerina July 15, 2014, 3:04 am

    Very fruity and so perfect for summer!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:30 pm

      Thanks Katerina!

  • Muna Kenny July 15, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Like you I like to have my fruits as is, but I can never say no to a fruit tart :) ..
    You made the tarts look so good, love your clicks.

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:30 pm

      Thanks Muna!! Your comments bring smile on my face!

  • Olivia - Primavera Kitchen July 15, 2014, 6:31 pm

    I pinned it before reading the post and the recipe because the first picture just grabbed so much my attention ;-) Your pictures are this is absolutely gorgeous!! Then I read the post and I have to agree with you, this is the best summer dessert EVER!!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:29 pm

      Thanks Olivia!

  • Amy | Club Narwhal July 16, 2014, 2:04 pm

    Good heavens, these are gorgeous! I have always loved fruit tarts but mostly because I thought they were sugar cookies with frosting and a few berries on top :) Oh, childhood… I now like the grown up (i.e., real) version of fruit tarts and yours are no exception!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:29 pm

      Hehe love the way you say “oh childhood” !!
      Glad you liking these!

  • dave gonzalez July 16, 2014, 8:44 pm

    Wow! I love that detail on how the mint leaves look on each one. Nice!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:28 pm

      Thanks for your wonderful comment!

  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com July 16, 2014, 11:01 pm

    Beautiful summer tarts! I am craving one right now!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:28 pm

      I am craving these too now!! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Annie @Maebells July 17, 2014, 11:35 am

    I can totally see why this is a new favorite!! Love all of the colors! What a perfect summertime dessert!

    • naivecookcooks July 17, 2014, 8:27 pm

      Thanks girl!!

  • Lori August 2, 2014, 8:32 am

    Just a quick note to let you know that I making this today. One stop at the store, and I’ll be on my way. Do you think it would be ok if I put an Apricot glaze on it?

    • naivecookcooks August 2, 2014, 8:41 am

      In all honesty I think it should taste good with apricot glaze Lori though I have never used it! Let me know how it turns out!

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