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Nectarine and Berry Tart

Nectarine and Berry TartA seasonal dessert with eye-appeal. Fresh blueberries, strawberries and nectarines are enrobed in prepared pie pastry. This 'bakery like' tart is easy to make and tastes great.

Recipe Ingredients:

Pastry for single-crust 9-inch pie
5 cups sliced nectarines
1 cup raspberries or sliced strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries, partially thawed
2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Roll pastry on floured surface into 12-inch circle. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Toss nectarines and berries with lemon juice in large bowl. Sprinkle fruit with combined cornstarch, Equal®, lemon peel and allspice. Toss to coat.
  3. Arrange fruit mixture over pastry, leaving 2-inch border around edge of pastry. Bring edge of pastry toward center, overlapping as necessary.
  4. Bake tart in preheated 425°F (220°C) oven 35 to 40 minutes or until crust is golden and fruit is tender. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 8 servings.

*May substitute 24 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of tart): calories 188, protein 2 g, carbohydrate 29 g, fat 7 g, cholesterol 5 mg, sodium 101 mg.

Food Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.