For what you’ll pay a gourmet grocery store or bakery for a couple of slices of fruit tart, you can buy yourself a tart pan and make this incredibly simple fresh fruit tart anytime you want! It’s going to really surprise you how easy it is to make a cookie crust, whip up some pudding and top with a few pieces of colorful fruit in season. In fact, I’m about to bust the myth that it’s a dessert to admire and buy, but never attempt. You will need a pan with a removable bottom, but it’s a pretty inexpensive purchase. I bought the traditional rectangular 14 inch by 4 inch tart pan, but you can buy an 8 inch square or even mini tart pans. The base is made from the cookie of your choice. I love the shortbread flavor with pudding and fruit so I opted for Pepperidge Farm Chessmen. You can also use vanilla, chocolate or lemon cream sandwich cookies (like Oreos). It just depends on what pudding and fruit you are using. For this recipe I stayed with the traditional vanilla base. Want to know how bake shops get that shiny glaze on the fruit? I’ve included the directions for that, too. Want a wow dessert? You’ve got it!
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