First the recipe I made it from a book called: "Land O Lakes Treasury of Country Recipes" I have used this book many, many times over the years and I love everything I have made from it. I kidnapped this book from my mother's book case of cook books and have never looked back (she never used it anyways). This edition was printed in 1992 the tart I made can be found under the section titled : Desserts, Cakes & Pies on Page 401.
Starts & Stripes Tart
1 Cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 Cup sugar
2 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
1/3 Cup milk
3 3oz cream cheese, softened (I could not locate the 3 oz size so bought 2 f the 8 OZ with many bagles in mind)
3/4 Cup powdered sugar
1 Tsp grated orange peel
1 Tbsp orange juice
1 Pt strawberries, hulled. sliced or * raspberries or alternate favorite fruit: kiwi, mandarin orange segments, pineapple, ect.
1/2 Pt blueberries
1/4 Cup apple jelly, melted
Beat at med. speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy (1 to 2 min). Add flour and milk; beat at low speed until well mixed. press dough on bottom and 1/2" (ish) up sides of baking pan. Prick bottom with fork. Bake for 14 to 18 min. or until lightly browned. Cool.
In small mixer bowl combine all filling ingredients; beat at med. speed, scraping bowl often, until light and fluffy.
*Careful to fend off husbands and boys during this step, fingers will be wanting to sample.
"Mom are there any eggs in this?"
"Can I try it?"
Onto the fun of crafting, As I had mentioned before about how I had enjoyed the tutorial that Knickertwist had shared with the understanding that items would not be sold I had my favorite neighbor to make our own fairy habitats. Making Cotteges and mushrooms is so relaxing and calming, lovely little gifts for fun. Here are some pics of our handy work:
We've got stumps, stones, moss, rocks, lovely found items, twigs, mushrooms, magic beans.
Teeny pine cones and a fairy pool in an acorn half.
Keep on stitching, I'll get back to mine soon and take more progress pics once I have made some... progress. >^_^<