Rustic Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart - a puff pastry crust, a lemon curd - cream cheese filling, topped with raspberries and raspberry jam. Could top with raspberries and blueberries to create a flag look for Independence Day.
Pistachio & Lemon cake with White Chocolate Sour Cream icing - ground pistachios add a delicate nuttiness and a little texture. The cake is very moist with a soft crumb and the lemon zest adds just the right amount of kick to keep things interesting.
Put the cheese on a large platter and pour good quality honey over it. Lavender honey is really good. Add some sage leaves and a few figs. You can also use dried figs. Serve with crackers, bruschetta and some red wine.