1 Cup unbleached flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/8 Teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoon chilled solid vegetable. shortening
3 Tablespoon chilled unsalted butter
2-3 Tablespoon ice water
Combine flour, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add shortening and butter and cut until mixture resembles course meal. Mix in enough water by spoonfuls to form a dough that comes together. Gather dough into a ball and flatten in to a disk. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll dough out on a lightly flour dusted surface to a 1/8 thick round. Transfer dough to 9” diameter removable bottom tart pan. Trim and crimp edges. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375’ degrees. Fill shell with pie weights or dried beans. Bake for 15 minutes remove beans and then bake for 10 more minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on rack.
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese at room temp.
1/4 Cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 Cup chilled whipping cream
3 Kiwi peeled and Sliced
Fresh strawberries, halved
Fresh orange section -well drained
1 Jar apricot preserves
Using an electric mixer beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl until well blended. Add whipping cream and beat until light and fluffy, Spread filling into tart shell. Cover and refrigerate over night. Arrange fruit in concentric circles on top of filling and refrigerate. Can be prepared up to 3 hours in advance. Bring preserves and 1 Tablespoon water to the boil in a small heavy sauce pan. Strain and brush glaze over fruit and serve.
This is the old fashioned apple pie, with a fabulous crust! The apples are just the right tartness, and again, the crust is why I eat the pie... It is outstanding!!!