Will you be hosting a Christmas party this year? Or, will you be a guest at a friend’s or family member’s house? Honestly, I enjoy being a guest more than hosting a party at my place. One reason is that I don’t really have a backyard that is spacious enough to host parties. The other reason is the tremendous amount effort needed, such as planning, preparation, and cleanup! As a guest, I’m always happy to bring desserts! And I’m sure any host would be pleased to see this festive and gorgeous Christmas Fruit Tart with Meyer Lemon Mousse! But of course, you can still make this pretty fruit tart even if you’re hosting Christmas gatherings at your place. This tart will make a beautiful centerpiece for sure.
The crust of this tart is a simple cookie crust. It’s crunchy, buttery, and sturdy enough to hold up the Meyer Lemon Mousse fillings. The Meyer Lemon Mousse filling is super easy to prepare. It involves some mascarpone whipped cream and Meyer Lemon Curd. Click here to check out my homemade Meyer Lemon Curd recipe. If you want a short cut, it’s okay to use a store bought Lemon Curd as well. After all, it’s the holiday and it’s alright to give yourself a break if you are in a hurry. But the good news is that you can make the Meyer Lemon Curd ahead of time and they’ll last quite a long time in the fridge.
I used green grapes, pineapple, pomegranate seeds, and persimmon to garnish this tart. It’s quite self explanatory in terms of how to arrange the fruit to form the Christmas Tree. You can be creative and use other fruits that you like. For example, kiwi slices for the tree, yellow peach for the star, and other small fruit as ornaments as well. These are the fruits that I have on hand so I used them. The fresh fruit compliment the Meyer Lemon Mousse perfectly. It’s refreshing yet decadent at the same time. The mousse filling has a light, fluffy and silky mouth-feel, which contrast wonderfully with the crunch cookie crust. The pomegranate seeds add a little pop and tartness in this tart. And its natural color simply brightens up the whole tart.
It’s such a festive and simple dessert to enjoy! I hope you’ll give this recipe a try and make it for your holiday celebration. If you do try the recipe, don’t forget to leave me a message below or email me a picture on how it turned out. I can’t wait to hear from you! Stayed tuned for more fun and festive holiday treats next week.
Tools and Ingredients Used:
Cooling Racks (Click here for more information)
Baking Sheets (Click here for more information)
Organic Vanilla Extract (Click here for more information)
Kerrygold Butter (Click here for more information)
Powdered Sugar (Click here for more information)
Mascarpone Cheese (Click here for more information)
Rectangular Tart Pan (Click here for more information)
Parchment Paper (Click here for more information)
Horizon Organic Heavy Whipping Cream (Click here for more information)
Pie Weight (Click here for more information)
Pastry Cutter (Click here for more information)
Pastry Bag (Click here for more information)
Wilton Closed Star 2D Pastry Tip (Click here for more information)
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