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
Yield: 10 mini tarts

Mini Sweet Tarts

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes



  • 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)

Egg Wash

  • 1 egg
  • Raw sugar


  1. 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.
  2. In a small bowl stir, egg yolks, sour cream and water together. Stir into flour mixture.
  3. 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.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In a larger bowl, combine fruit, lemon juice and remaining, sugar and flour mixture. Toss gently until coated.
  8. Spoon fruit onto the center of each tart shape and fold edges over fruit overlapping the dough as you fold.
  9. Brush dough with egg and sprinkle raw sugar on edges.
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are brown and fruit is tender.


Recipe slightly amended from these Petite Fruit Tarts at

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

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88 comments on “Sweet Tarts”

  1. I am drooling

  2. we have black berry bushes in our backyard!

  3. Oh yummm

  4. yes its so sweet as you say :)

  5. give me one piece i like this :D

  6. 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!

  7. 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. :)

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

  9. 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~

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

  11. Oh! They look wonderfull!

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

  13. Wow, I look forward to trying this recipe!

  14. 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.

  15. Wow so yum

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

  17. You are very good. I like your blog.

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

  19. Looks Delicious!! ..and of course cute!

  20. 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!

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

  22. Can I have one please? :-)

  23. lovin’ that tart, so cute!

  24. 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:

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

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

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

  28. 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.

  29. 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! :)

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

  31. omgosh this looks so rusticly delicious! thanks bakerella!

  32. Looks delicious! Good way of eating fruit!

  33. 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

  34. 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!!

  35. I love the heart shape. They look soooo yummy!

  36. 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)

  37. I am seriously drooling!!!!!

  38. Cute! Can’t wait to make these!!

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. 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


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

  43. soooo cute !!! the hearts!!

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

  45. Looks so yummy & cute!

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

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

  48. 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.

  49. 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…

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

  51. 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!)

  52. 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?!

  53. “Pie diet” lol…that’s hilarious!

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

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

  56. Angie, can i make with another fruits?

  57. 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!)

  58. They are perfect Angie!! xoxox Miss you girl!

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

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

  61. 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!!!

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

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

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

  65. I love how simple these are yet so cute!

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

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

  68. Thank you for this wonderful visual treat!

  69. Aww what a cute dessert for a backyard party :D

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

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

  72. Oh yum !! Going to try tomorrow , thanks

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

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

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

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

  77. I want like four of them!!!!

  78. yummy :)

  79. Simple and yummy!

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

  81. Super cute! (:

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