Dried Fruit Tart

Dried fruit gets plumped up to juicy goodness in this fruit dessert recipe. Adding fresh apples makes this tart a sweet sensation.

Dried Fruit Tart
12 slices
35 mins
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  • 1 recipe Pastry for Lattice-Top Pie (see recipe below)
  • 1 2/3 cups apple juice or apple cider
  • 3/4 cup snipped dried apricots or peaches
  • 3/4 cup snipped dried pitted plums (prunes)
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries or raisins
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled cooking apple or pear
  • 1/2 cup broken walnuts
  • Milk (optional)
  • Granulated sugar (optional)
Pastry for Lattice-Top Pie
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 6 - 7 tablespoons cold water

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare and roll out Pastry for Lattice-Top Pie. Line a 10- or 11-inch tart pan with a removable bottom with the bottom pastry. Press pastry into fluted sides of tart pan and trim edges. Set aside remaining pastry for lattice top.
For filling, in a medium saucepan combine apple juice, apricots, plums, and cherries. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, in a large bowl stir together brown sugar, flour, and nutmeg; add chopped apple and walnuts. Gradually stir dried fruit mixture into apple mixture.
Transfer filling to pastry-lined tart pan. Top with pastry strips in lattice pattern. If desired, brush pastry strips with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake about 45 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and pastry is golden. Cool on wire rack. To serve, remove sides of tart pan.
Makes 12 slices.
Pastry for Lattice-Top Pie
Stir together flour and salt. Cut in shortening until pieces are the size of small peas. Using a total of 6 to 7 tablespoons cold water, sprinkle 1 tablespoon water over part of mixture. Toss with a fork. Push to side of bowl; repeat, until all is moistened. Divide in half; form each half into a ball.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 333, Fat, total (g) 15, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 47, Monounsaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 3, sugar (g) 23, pro. (g) 4, vit. A (IU) 777, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 12, sodium (mg) 152, Potassium (mg) 309, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 2, Fruit () 2, Other Carb () 2, Fat () 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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