This Fresh Berry Tart made with vanilla pudding and fresh berries on a cookie crust is deliciously cool, refreshing and so easy to make.
I've never made a berry tart before. REALLY! So when I needed to make a dessert for my niece's birthday and her request was "something with fruit", I thought I'd give one a try.
Sure, I took the easy road and bought packaged pudding instead of making my own custard (which in hindsight might have made this even better!), but it worked and was easier considering I was also making the entire meal (desserts aren't my strong suit).
I had to find a recipe for the crust and happened upon one online from Pillsbury that looked easy enough; though they called for 1 cup of flour and the dough was so sticky, I couldn't even spread it in the pan. So I added more and it was much easier to work with.
How do you make a Berry Tart?
For this recipe you'll need fresh berries, vanilla pudding, all purpose flour, granulated sugar, butter and an egg. You can use whatever berries are in season; however, I used strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.
Start by preparing the pudding and allow it to cool completely in the refrigerator until it's fully set.
Next, you'll need to make the crust. Mix the flour, sugar, butter and egg together in a bowl until combined. Flatten out the dough and spread into the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 10-inch tart pan. Bake the crust in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 20-25 minutes; then let cool.
Finally, spread the prepared, chilled pudding on top of the crust. Rinse your fruit, slice the strawberries; then arrange the berries on top.
The crust on this Fresh Berry Tart was light and flaky and there is nothing tastier than fresh summer berries. Not too bad for my first attempt, but next time I think I'd add more strawberries or make it with mangoes or peaches. Enjoy!
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Fresh Berry Tart
For the Crust (Adapted from Pillsbury)
- 1 ½ cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- ½ cup Salted Butter, softened
- 1 large Egg
For the Fresh Berry Tart
- 1 pint Raspberries
- 1 pint Blueberries
- 1 pint Strawberries
- 1 pint Blackberries
- 1- (3.5-ounce) pkg. Vanilla Pudding, prepared
- Prepared Crust
For the Crust
- Mix all ingredients together until combined. Flatten out the dough and spread into the bottom and halfway up the sides of a tart pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, then let cool.
For the Berry Tart
- Prepare the pudding and allow it to cool completely in the refrigerator.
- Spread the prepared, chilled pudding on top of the crust.
- Rinse your fruit, slice the strawberries, then arrange the berries on top.
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Lisa @ Lisa's Dinnertime Dish says
I love fruit tarts and yours looks fabulous Carrie!
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
Thanks Lisa! 🙂