Monday, July 23, 2012

Sweet Tarts

Sweet Tarts

I decided I need to add a little more fruit to my diet.

My pie diet, anyway.


Berries. Black and blue.


And raspberries, too.

Berry Tart

I think I love you.


These are really easy to make.

Pie crust, plus berries…

Berry Tart

Just fold and bake.

Black and Blueberry Tart

This one didn’t even make it to the plate.


Enjoy them topped with ice cream.

Berry Tart and Ice Cream

And each delicious bite will be a dream.

You know, these little tarts might make me want to start eating fruit more often.

Or at least more pie.

This is a fun way to treat yourself at the end of a long summer day.

One of the simple luxuries in life… baking with fruit… And, it makes a great canvas for ice cream, too.


Mini Sweet Tarts

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
2 egg yolks
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons ice cold water
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tablespoon lemon juice
6 cups blueberries, blackberries or raspberries (or combination)
1 egg
Raw sugar

  • Combine 2 cups flour and 1/3 cup sugar in a food processor. Add butter and pulse until until it comes together in small pieces. You can also use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the flour.
  • In a small bowl stir, egg yolks, sour cream and water together. Stir into flour mixture.
  • Knead the dough until a ball forms. Cover with plastic wrap and pat into a disc. Chill for about an hour or place in the freezer until dough is easy to work with.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Divide dough into 10 equal portions
  • Roll out each dough section on a lightly floured surface. Use a circle (4.5 inch) or heart (5 inch) cutter to cut out shapes and transfer to parchment lined baking sheets.
  • In a small bowl, stir 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Sprinkle a little bit in the center of each shape, reserving the rest.
  • In a larger bowl, combine fruit, lemon juice and remaining, sugar and flour mixture. Toss gently until coated.
  • Spoon fruit onto the center of each tart shape and fold edges over fruit overlapping the dough as you fold.
  • Brush dough with egg and sprinkle raw sugar on edges.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are brown and fruit is tender.

Makes about 10 mini tarts

Recipe slightly amended from these Petite Fruit Tarts at

This post is sponsored by Häagen-Dazs® ice cream, encouraging life’s little luxuries.

JennyBee said...

Super cute! (:

July 23, 2012 02:29 AM
Brittany S. said...


July 23, 2012 02:43 AM
Lauren said...

Oh Angie! You make the simplest food look so amazing!

July 23, 2012 02:44 AM
Nicole said...

Simple and yummy!

July 23, 2012 02:44 AM
Johnell said...

yummy :)

July 23, 2012 02:51 AM
Lena said...

I want like four of them!!!!

July 23, 2012 02:54 AM
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I think those are easy enough for even me to make! And my girls are going to love them!

July 23, 2012 03:07 AM
Jayne said...

So awesome! I need more fruit in my life right now.

July 23, 2012 03:28 AM
Kezia said...


July 23, 2012 03:47 AM
IdaBaker said...

These look wonderful, and I love the idea that the fruit is basically whole, not all smashed. So fresh!!

July 23, 2012 04:10 AM
Natasha said...

Yum, I love freeform pies like this, they are so easy! And the summer berries look delicious!

July 23, 2012 05:08 AM
Tanya said...

Oh yum !! Going to try tomorrow , thanks

July 23, 2012 05:11 AM
ThisBakerGirlBlogs said...

So simple yet brilliant! And I love my berries :D

July 23, 2012 05:31 AM
Christine said...

Love fresh berries this time of year. The portions are just right.

July 23, 2012 06:13 AM
mindy1 said...

Aww what a cute dessert for a backyard party :D

July 23, 2012 06:18 AM
Jeline said...


July 23, 2012 07:03 AM
Melody said...

Thank you for this wonderful visual treat!

July 23, 2012 07:17 AM
Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Mmm! Looks delicious, Angie! And that Haagen-Dazs sure makes things that much more heavenly, I bet! Adding to my to try list.

July 23, 2012 07:22 AM
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch said...

Mercy! Now THIS is the way to get a little more fruit, I tell ya! And with that ice cream? Perfection!!!!

July 23, 2012 07:29 AM
Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I love how simple these are yet so cute!

July 23, 2012 07:56 AM
Chuckciao said...

These look lovely but what about substituting some healthier ingredients like whole grain flour and yogurt to make these a little more healthier!

July 23, 2012 08:03 AM
shelly (cookies and cups) said...

Totally simple and totally delicious! This is totally how I eat my fruit too!

July 23, 2012 08:16 AM
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

see that is totally healthy, if there is fruit it makes the calories good for you.

July 23, 2012 08:51 AM
Laura said...

Oh my goodness these look delicious! I’d make them with apple pie filling when I felt lazy, but the berries? Why I never did before I don’t know but seeing them here — I’ll make these tonight lol! Thanks for your inspiration!!!

July 23, 2012 09:05 AM
Cali said...

So beautiful. They would be perfect for Valentine’s Day with that heart shape you got going on. I love it.

July 23, 2012 09:58 AM
Paulette Emberley said...

I was looking only recently for a recipe with mini pies or tarts. This one sounds great! Keep up the awesome job!

July 23, 2012 10:44 AM
Jenny Flake said...

They are perfect Angie!! xoxox Miss you girl!

July 23, 2012 10:45 AM
Seanna Lea said...

Very cute. I know some people with issues getting enough fruit. This might help!

(Of course, I make things like mango lassi frozen yogurt, which is like getting your fruit too!)

July 23, 2012 10:49 AM
Ana Rita said...

Angie, can i make with another fruits?

July 23, 2012 11:18 AM
Pam said...

Super sweet! Love the heart shaped crust. I have 3 sweet-hearts that would just love these!

July 23, 2012 11:57 AM
SimplyBakes said...

Omygoodness. The ice cream at the end just totally completes the whole thing! :’)

July 23, 2012 12:03 PM
Brooke said...

“Pie diet” lol…that’s hilarious!

July 23, 2012 12:17 PM
Janine ( said...

Well, these will surely make it easy to add fruit to my diet! Now, do you have something this scrumptious with vegetables to help me in that area?!

July 23, 2012 12:29 PM
Lisa said...

I know what I am going to do this weekend now!!! How cute are these!! Love the heart shape. I am going to try with apples too as my hubbs doesn’t like fruit with seeds. (He’s weird that way, but lovable!)

July 23, 2012 12:40 PM
Alina said...

These look so delicious! And their so easy too! I can’t wait to make these….

July 23, 2012 01:21 PM
Shelan said...

Those look great! They look like hearts!
Speaking of berries, my great aunt has 6 bushes of blueberries they are sooo good, way better than the ones you could ever buy in stores. Now all I need to do is figure out how i can bring them home to make these tarts…

July 23, 2012 01:21 PM
FairlyOddMother said...

I am not a pie person. Well, I WASN’T a pie person until this post! Man! That scoop of ice cream on top barely starting to melt made my mouth water. They look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing.

July 23, 2012 02:01 PM
cheyenne said...

these look SO good, yumm!
definitely going to make these, thanks for sharing!
xo, cheyenne

July 23, 2012 03:38 PM
sara said...

OMG, so cute! These are super adorable…I’m in love!

July 23, 2012 04:12 PM
Jenny said...

Looks so yummy & cute!

July 23, 2012 05:06 PM
Patti said...

Oh yum… exactly what I was looking for!!!

July 23, 2012 05:52 PM
lirone said...

soooo cute !!! the hearts!!

July 23, 2012 07:01 PM
Christine Witt (Brush Dance) said...

These look SO delicious. Always craving fruit (and ice cream!) in the summer months.

July 23, 2012 07:38 PM
Mikky said...

These will be great in the fall. I love pie a la mode and you can’t beat using Hagen Das! I love their coffee ice-cream, it’s just the best.
Nice to see you added some fruit to your diet heheheee


July 23, 2012 07:58 PM
Lisa {Sweet 2 Eat Baking} said...

Oh yes! I think I may just love you for these, all my favourite berries and then made into a tart and so easy? [this is the part I confess my love for your creativity]! :)

I’m definitely going to star these in my reader so they’re on my to-do list. Thanks for sharing.

July 23, 2012 08:20 PM
Mariana said...

I’m 18 years old and I just love to cook the recipes you show us. This seems soo good. Can’t wait to do this. Love from Brazil xx

July 23, 2012 08:26 PM
JolleenTheGraffitiedGardenia said...

Cute! Can’t wait to make these!!

July 23, 2012 08:59 PM
The BearFoot Baker said...

I am seriously drooling!!!!!

July 23, 2012 09:53 PM
Nicole Del Giudice said...

These look so tasty. I wish I could make some now but I am stuck at work :( For a flakey crust and other recipes visit (home of divine baking recipes & tricks of the trade)

July 24, 2012 07:54 AM
Marie said...

I love the heart shape. They look soooo yummy!

July 24, 2012 10:30 AM
Nea said...

YUM!! I love the cute shape! I’ve been on a tart-making spree lately. Mostly peaches and apples but this looks GREAT! I think I’m going to try berries next!

Happy Baking!!

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July 24, 2012 01:55 PM
a3stars said...

I’ve been wanting so badly to bake a berry pie, but sweet little mini tarts just might be a better way to go! I love how they can cup a whole scoop of ice cream each. Thank you for such a delicious looking recipe. :D

July 24, 2012 03:27 PM
Dámaris said...

Looks delicious! Good way of eating fruit!

July 24, 2012 05:08 PM
Christine said...

omgosh this looks so rusticly delicious! thanks bakerella!

July 24, 2012 06:15 PM
Lolalesma said...

It seems a bleeding heart! It’s not like the other recipes, that make my mouth salivate…

July 24, 2012 08:49 PM
Stephanie said...

Looks delicious, absolutely love your blog!

Check out this madeleine recipe and madeleine mold pan on this EspressoCookieIcecream blog.. I bet you’ll love it! :)

July 25, 2012 08:49 AM
Sunny said...

Thank you for the recipe. I used it to make one large pie. I modified the crust and filling to make it gluten free. My family loved it. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I will definitely make it again.

July 25, 2012 11:30 AM
Georgia said...

I check this blog regularly and it always brightens my day! Thank you :)

July 25, 2012 12:27 PM
Steph said...

Yummy… Adding this to my list of thinvs to make with the 20 pounds of fresh blueberries i picked over the weekend… They loom so good i am moving them
up the list right after I make some blueberry jam!

July 25, 2012 10:08 PM
winnie dolderer said...

They look so yummy. Love the heart shape. I had to crack up when I saw the one that was cut into..reminded me of Pac Man!

July 25, 2012 10:24 PM
Angela, Herself said...

Hello, just wanted to drop by and let you know I nominated your blog for the Versatile Bloggers Award. You can see the nomination here:

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I love all your baking posts and ideas. You do such a great job. Keep it up.

July 26, 2012 02:05 AM
kitchen esence said...

lovin’ that tart, so cute!

July 26, 2012 02:50 AM
Eftychia said...

Can I have one please? :-)

July 26, 2012 04:23 AM
Maria @ All Things Luxurious said...

These look delicious and so, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

July 26, 2012 12:07 PM
Jenni said...

There is a blackberry bush growing outside my window. So I picked all the blackberries and was wondering what to do with them, when I found this! Oh, they were delish! Thank you!

July 26, 2012 01:51 PM
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Looks Delicious!! ..and of course cute!

July 27, 2012 03:01 PM
Sam @ said...

These look lovely, bit different to some of the things i usually bake so will have to try them x

July 28, 2012 06:19 PM
Andreja said...

You are very good. I like your blog.

July 28, 2012 07:59 PM
Alicia said...

These look so, so yum. I have to try them! link to

July 29, 2012 01:23 AM
Cakey said...

Wow so yum

July 30, 2012 09:30 AM
Marie M.C. said...

Thanks for the recipe! I love, love, LOVE looking at and admiring your cake pops but I don’t have the time or talent to make them. You do! But this — I can do and it looks like summer.

July 30, 2012 12:06 PM
Bailey said...


July 31, 2012 07:57 PM
Daniela @ FoodRecipesHQ said...

Wow, I look forward to trying this recipe!

August 3, 2012 11:00 AM
Joy said...

I love this recipe. I would say you are adding more fruit to your diet.

August 3, 2012 08:10 PM
Arthur said...

Oh! They look wonderfull!

August 5, 2012 10:16 AM
Rasha said...


August 6, 2012 05:22 AM
Marilla said...

I love these, and I love those little porcelain containers you have the berries in!

August 12, 2012 01:53 AM
Linda T said...

Hi Bakerella,
I’ve never taken the time to post comments….but love reading everyones. My 16 year old son and I made these a couple nights ago. AWESOME!!! They turned out great and everyone loved them. Thank you~

August 14, 2012 04:38 PM
The Ninja Baker said...

Rustic European elegance on a plate.
Merci beaucoup for sharing your recipe!

August 19, 2012 12:50 AM
Amber R. said...

I made these today with peaches instead of berries and they were delicious!! I LOVE your pie crust recipe.

They did require about 35 minutes to bake and I increased the oven temp to 450 F, but I’m pretty sure that’s because sliced peaches are so moist.

Thank you for this recipe, I will revisit it time and time again. :)

August 30, 2012 01:11 AM
w said...

so yummy! i couldn’t get mine to stay folded together, so i just picked them up and put them in muffin tins. Worked like a charm!

October 4, 2012 06:33 PM
Italian Corner said...

give me one piece i like this :D

November 28, 2012 08:46 PM
International decor said...

i like it too :)

November 28, 2012 08:47 PM
Curtains Designs said...

yes its so sweet as you say :)

December 30, 2012 05:44 PM
Diane said...

Oh yummm

June 27, 2013 06:10 AM
bec said...

we have black berry bushes in our backyard!

July 12, 2013 03:32 PM
living room design said...


July 15, 2013 10:30 PM
anna said...

I am drooling

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