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A puff pastry crust, a cream cheese center, fresh fruit, and a toasted meringue topping make for a delicious dessert. Pair with wine for a refreshing duo.
Fresh fruits with cream cheese and smoky charred meringue on a buttery crumbly puff pastry! This Fruit and Meringue Tart is a perfect holiday dessert that is easy to put together. I try to stay away from puff pastry as much possible. It is my guilty pleasure. However, with the holiday season in full swing, I guess that occasional naughty bites are allowed!
This dessert is prepared in collaboration with Sonoma-Cutrer. This California winery is proud to bring together tradition and innovation. They marry together the Burgundian traditions with Californian ingenuity. They have a wide variety of wine collection to suit your taste buds. We are wine drinkers and love a good bottle every now and then. We tried their The Vine Hill Pinot Noir and The Cutrer Chardonnay. The bright acidity and flavorful finish of the Chardonnay paired beautifully with the Fruit and Meringue Tart. Now, I am no wine pairing expert, but the touch of tang from the wine helped in cutting the richness of the tart.
If you have worked with puff pastry before, you know that making this dessert is really easy. I had so much fun preparing and styling the dessert. I wanted to make it look pretty. So, took some time to layer the pears neatly and the berries added such a bright pop of colors. Meringue was an afterthought but I am so glad that I did it. Those charred meringue made the tart extra special. With couple glasses of wine it was absolutely festive.Print
Kankana Saxena shares culinary journey, travel stories and passion for photography in her blog 'Playful Cooking'. Her cooking style is mostly nutritional with little bit of indulgence here and there. She believes in the mantra 'homemade is happiness'! She is a native of India but currently resides in Santa Clara, California with her husband.