Every week on Top 20 Country Countdown our host Nan Kelley counts down your favorite videos — but when she’s away from the studio, she’s likely to be found in her kitchen, creating healthy, delicious meals. Nan likes to keep it simple, cooking entire meals using only one pan. Her husband, Charlie, lovingly gave her the nickname “One Pan Nan,” and now that’s also the name of her new cookbook [get it HERE!]. We asked Nan to share some of her recipes with us, and this week, it’s a Fourth of July Fruit Tart. Check back every other week for a new recipe.
“This is the perfect 4th of July dessert! Charlie and I are going to a friend’s house this July 4th, and this is what I’m taking. I’ve had this recipe for a long time, and it’s just the most picture-perfect dessert for your July 4th barbeque or picnic. It tastes delicious too light and slightly sweet. My 4th of July Fruit Tart is colorful on the table, easy to make and again, one pan!”
Fourth of July Fruit Tart
1 refrigerated pie crust
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces sour cream
1/4-1/2 cup sugar
fresh strawberries, cored and sliced
Allow refrigerated pie crust to reach room temperature. Reshape the pie crust into a rectangle and bake according to the package instructions. Allow to cool. Transfer carefully (I use my pizza paddle) to serving dish/platter to finish making. Mix cream cheese, sour cream and sugar in a bowl. Spread mixture on crust. Arrange layered strawberries in rows — about 4 rows depending on size of dough — for the red stripes of the flag, alternating with rows of whipped cream. In the star area, squirt whipped cream all over and drop blueberries in rows on top, or cover star area with blueberries and dot the whipped cream throughout to represent the stars. Chill, serve and Happy Fourth of July!