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Cheerful Fruit Tart | めでたいフルーツタルト

This is my 2021 New Year’s Cake to brighten the start of a fresh new year. Well,  to be precise a ‘fruit tart’, nevertheless my huge hopes packed into this petite tart. 

Let us hope that 2021, we can look forward to be  ‘colorful’,  ‘cheerful’ and ‘festive’,  people can communicate the natural way we should be doing, without masks and without distance and with liberty. 

In spite of it’s gorgeous and glamorous appearance, don’t shy away!  it is quite simple to make, the tip to success being – to stack as much variety of fresh fruits with diverse coloration to imagine a ‘mountain of fruit to exploding with different color and energies’. 

The tart is build from  a pastry (outer crust) dough baked together with almond cream. 

Once cooled down, the fruit mountain is build on top of a custard cream which will act as a base to hold the weight and intensity.

Cheerful Fruit Tart Recipe

  • The Dough

Blend the butter, flour, almond powder and powdered sugar in a food processor until the dough becomes like breadcrumbs. Adding the egg yolk to make into a lump (dough).

Place it in the refrigerator and cool before use.

  • The Almond Cream

Soften the butter first and mix with the powdered sugar until it becomes a whitish fluffy texture. Add the almond powder and mix well with a whipper. 

Add eggs and cake flour in that order and cool in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.

  • Custard Cream

Leave the eggs in room temperature before use. 

Dissolve the gelatin powder with cold water, set aside.

Add the granulated sugar with the eggs and mix with a whisker until creamy and white. Add the sifted cake flour.

Place the milk over low heat to warm. Turn the heat off before boiling point.

Add the milk into the mixture and then the mixture back into the pan to heat under low heat.

Once big bubble starts to rise from the bottom of the pan, add the vanilla essence and gelatin and set it aside to cool.


  • Building the Tart

Line the pie dish with the dough, pour the almond cream into the dough, flatten the surface and bake at 160 degrees for about 40-50 minutes. Let it cool.

Pour the custard cream onto the surface of the almond cream. 

Sprinkle powdered sugar along the edges before decorating. 

  • Decorate with fruits 

Use fruits which has strength and holds as the base layer. 

– Pineapple

– Pear 

– Orange

– White and yellow peach

– Strawberry

– Kiwi

– Blackberry

– Raspberry

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