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An Easy Berry Dessert Tart Recipe

Updated on August 15, 2012

Easy Berry Dessert -

The summer is almost here, and there's no better way to conclude a warm summer's evening than with a refreshing and easy berry dessert tart. These tarts capture the essence of the summer harvest by featuring fresh berries over an apple mint "whipped cream". Don't be fooled by the wording though. There's not a single drop of dairy in this recipe. It's just fruit on fruit, on pastry. Just the way it should be! In this article, I'll show you the ropes to making these delicious homemade tarts from a few basic ingredients. You'll be surprised by how simple they are to make.


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Cook Time

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: Two individual 5" Tarts

Please Note - While I have included an egg yolk for the tart dough, it is not necessary. I just figured that if I only needed the egg white for the apple filling that I would also put the yolk to good use. You can do with it as you please.

Ingredients -

Tart Dough -

  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon Water

Mint Apple "Whipped Cream" -

  • 1 Apple
  • 2 Tablespoons Mint Leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Egg White
  • Juice of 1/4 Lime
  • 1/2 Pint of Fresh Berries


Process -

Tart Crust -

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sift flour into a bowl and mix in the sugar and salt.
  3. Cut in the butter and egg yolk with a fork. Add the water and stir the flour mixture until a loose dough forms.
  4. Portion out the dough into equal amounts and press each one into a tart dish. Cut off any excess dough around the rim.
  5. Poke holes in the bottom of the dough to prevent bubbling. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. When ready, remove to a cooling rack and allow to come to room temperature.

Assembling the Tarts -

  1. Finely grate your apples. The finer texture you can achieve, the better the results. Once grated, add to a bowl and squeeze over the lime juice to prevent browning.
  2. In a mortar, blend the mint leaves with the sugar until a green paste forms. Add this to the apple mixture and give it a good stir.
  3. Finally add your egg white and begin beating. By hand, in a glass bowl, I was able to achieve decent soft peaks. With a copper bottom bowl and machine mixer, you can achieve much stiffer peaks for a more firm textured apple cream.
  4. Spoon the apple mint foam into the cooled pastry cups and garnish with fresh berries and a few mint leaves. Serve immediately.

Fresh raspberries on a fluffy pillow of mint apple goodness. Tasty stuff my friends!


This easy berry dessert tart recipe is a true salute to summer, and an absolute delight to eat! I hope that you'll enjoy this recipe as much as I already have. Thank you for reading my article, I appreciate your view!


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      rlaha 5 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi. This is a great recipe for people like me who are lactose intolerant! Thanks so much! Voted up and useful!

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      Danielle Lopez 5 years ago from Arkansas

      This looks and sounds amazing! It looks so easy to make too. I'll have to try it out this week. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Mouth-watering photos and easy to follow directions makes this hub useful and beautiful. I love the fact that there's no real whipped cream and that it seems so easy to make.

      Voted up, useful and beautiful and bookmarked for future reference.

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      Once again a win in my book! I can totally see me making these this summer with my kids and letting them "decorating" their tarts with their favorite berries. Thanks for the great idea. Sharing again!

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      Maddie Ruud 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Now that I finally have a good tart pan, I can stop making rustic galettes and actually make a real tart! Thanks for the tips!

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      This sounds wonderfully light and refreshing. Just the thing to reawaken the taste buds but won't sit heavily in your stomach. Thanks for SHARING and will be posting to FB & Twitter.

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      Bonny OBrien 5 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

      This sure does look like a nice sweet treat, which I will have to try.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Another utterly gorgeous Hub. I'm not big on sweets, but these are just too cute to resist. I'll have to try this recipe someday!