9.01.2012

• NO-BAKE CREAM CHEESE TART •

It's Labor Day weekend, I'm back from vacation (sniff, sniff), Caitlin is getting ready to start her new teaching job (exciting!!!) and it's time to say goodbye to summer.

So, my oven was acting up and I had to get inventive with the idea of making an end of summer tart.  Instead of baking a fruit tart, I opted to make a refreshing cream-cheese "no bake" tart.  It's basically a take on a cheesecake but the best thing about it is just how quick, easy and most importantly, how good it truly is!

The crust is comprised of crushed up graham crackers with a bit of butter to hold it together. The main layer is cream cheese, whipped topping, fresh lemon juice and a tad of sugar.  I opted to top it with some deliciously sweet fresh blueberries and lemon zest.  That's it!  All you have to do is chill it and a few hours later it is ready to be devoured.  Doesn't get much easier than that!!!  

P.S. It is the perfect sweet treat for any end of summer/Labor Day weekend barbecues.
It's the end of summer, why not indulge a bit with some Prosecco.

As I mentioned, I am just back from a fabulous vacation in the UK...here's some music inspired by that and this delicious treat:
1).  The Four Seasons:  Dawn (Go Away)
2).  Pink Martini:  Sunday Table
3).  The Beatles:  Mr. Moonlight
4).  Bon Iver:  Lump Sum
5).  Avicci:  Levels

2 comments:

  1. Does this ever look good. How long did it take you to place all those blueberries

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