Summer Fruit Tart adapted from Martha Stewart Everyday Food.
- 5 ounces speculaas cookies
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 6 ounces bar cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 pound fresh sweet cherries, pitted and halved
- 2 wild peaches, pitted and sliced into small wedges
- 1 tablespoon apricot jam
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- In a food processor, pulse speculaas cookies and 2 tablespoons sugar until finely ground. If you're like me, and not in the possession of one, a heavy mortar and pestle works just as fine.
- Add butter and stir until mixture resembles wet sand.
- Transfer mixture to a 9 inch tart pan with a removable bottom. Using your fingers and the back of a spoon firmly press mixture into bottom and up sides of pan. Bake until browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla, and 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add cream, and beat until soft peaks form. Spread mixture in cooled crust. Scatter cherries and peaches on top.
- In a small saucepan, combine jam and 1 teaspoon water. Heat over low until liquefied, about 2 minutes. Using a pastry brush, dab cherries and peaches with glaze. Refriegerate tart for at least 30 minutes.
*Feel free to substitute any soft summer fruit as the topping. I think strawberries, raspberries, blueberries or even apricots would work just as well here.