Easy Fruit Tart


8 oz (about 24) cookies (shortbread, cream filled, chocolate, lemon, etc)

4 cups whole milk

2 packages (3.5 oz) Instant Vanilla Pudding, (or other flavors of your choice)

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted

Fresh fruits including Mango, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Kiwi, Pomegranate

Mint for garnish

1/2 cup jelly, apricot, or raspberry, optional


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grind cookies in food processor to fine consistency. Place ground cookies in a bowl. Melt butter and pour over cookies. Mix until consistency is like wet sand and presses together. Press into base and up the sides of tart pan (I used a standard rectangular 14" by 4" inch tart pan.) Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until light golden brown.

Add milk to large bowl. Sprinkle both packages of instant pudding over milk and whisk continually until pudding thickens. (You can also use a mixer). Spread pudding over baked crust, filling to top of tart tin. Refrigerate for 15 minutes so pudding thickens.

(Note: Depending on the size of the tart tin or tins, you may have extra pudding left over.) Clean and slice you desired fruit. Arrange over top of pudding. Add a few whole mint leaves for garnish. For a glazed finished, microwave jelly for about 5 seconds or until liquefied. With a pastry brush, coat fruit lightly with jelly glaze. (This will allow fruit to not wilt if making tart ahead.)

Slice and serve.