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By: Esther Sassoon

Fruit tarts are a fresh and easy way to celebrate Tu B’Shevat in style! Prepare as instructed or use your own favorite fruits.


1 stick margarine

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tsp lemon juice

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

Ready-made custard

1 pomegranate

2 cans sliced peaches

5 kiwis

1 package of clear Jello

In an electric mixer, mix sugar, margarine, and egg for one minute. Add vanilla and lemon juice and mix. Pour in flour and baking powder and mix
until a ball of dough forms.

Roll out dough to 1/2 centimeter thickness on parchment paper. Once rolled, hold parchment with dough over a heavily greased tart pan with removable bottom. Remove parchment as you place dough down. Break excess dough off the sides using the edge of the pan. Press dough carefully into the edges.

Poke holes into dough with a fork
to prevent air bubbles.

Bake on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Remove and cool.

Peel kiwis and cut them into circles
1/2 centimeter thick.

Seed pomegranate. Remove tart shell from pan when cool. Spread custard onto shell.

Place peaches in concentric circles around the outer border of the shell.

Place kiwis around the inner border.

Gently place pomegranate seeds
in the center of the shell.

Prepare Jello as instructed on the package,
       without refrigeration. With a pastry brush,
       paint Jello mixture onto fruit.

Esther Sassoon, professionally trained event planner and pastry chef, has been sweetening events for the last 6 years. She is available
for dessert demos and classes. Esther can be reached at esthersassoon1@gmail.com or by phone – 347 421 5739.