Easy peasy pantry canned fruit tart

Fruit tart:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 can sliced canned peaches
1 can sliced pears
1 banana
1 cup fresh blackberries


Preheat the oven to 450.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles oatmeal. Gradually stir in water until dough is just wet enough to hold together. Knead briefly, just so the dough holds together without crumbling. Place in the refrigerator while preparing the fruit.
In a medium bowl, stir together the and cornstarch. Add the peaches, pears and banana and toss gently to coat. Set aside.

Roll out the crust dough into a rough circle about the size of a dinner plate, and place on a tart dish. Pile the fruit into a level mound in the center of the dough, leaving 1 to 2 inches of exposed dough around the edge. Throw out any juices that may have accumulated in the fruit bowl.
Smooth out the fruit so it is evenly distributed. sprinkle with cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the fruit is bubbly and the crust is golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting into wedges and serving.


Let me explain what prompted this baking adventure.. I made it home from work with daylight to spare..
And literally as soon as I got out of my vette... The wind was just whipping... So I went into the house let the dogs out and decided to change to go ride my girl Kismet... I got changed.. And it started raining.. So I made Taco salad, and changed into my pajamas.. My cowboy is away buying us a brood mare that actually came out of tattoo, his horse. So he is not home..
I sat down to watch some of the cooking channel or food network on tv, when the satellite signal went out due to the rain... So I made an executive decision to shut my inner fat girl up with a healthy tart. And I decided to use some of the cans of fruit that I had bought at the market a while back.. I Bought a bunch because they were on sale... Lol.. Now I have no more.. I'm not a real big canned fruit person, unless I'm the one that canned them. Even then I can them in water and not a syrup. Also I drained and rinsed each can before I sliced the fruit up. And added no sugar to this tart... So it's either gonna be real good or real bland...

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