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Star-Spangled Fruit Tart Recipe

Star-Spangled Fruit Tart Recipe

This crispy, creamy dessert is perfect for a Fourth of July celebration! With patriotic colors and a light, fluffy filling, this summery delight will be the hit of your get-together. —Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup halved fresh strawberries


  • 1. Press cookie dough onto an ungreased 12-in. pizza pan. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and extract until smooth. Spread over crust. In center of tart, arrange berries in the shape of a star; add a berry border. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 213 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Star-Spangled Fruit Tart

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DragonSlayersRosebud User ID: 198468 95730
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2014

"Fantastic recipe, easy, fun to to eat!!"

FlagLady52 User ID: 2141058 208099
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"This recipe is fabulous! It was fun & easy. I would definitely recommend it and will make it again!"

bonniebluebell User ID: 5210161 143460
Reviewed May. 28, 2013

"Everyone loves this and somewhat healthy

With fruit"

karen 616 User ID: 3459198 142218
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"This is the most requested recipe when I have a family get together .They love,love,love it !!!!!"

debalamode User ID: 6508057 84649
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2012

"for those of you who are having trouble making a star design . just go on internet print out large star pattern cut it out ,lay on middle of pizza pan gentlly you do not have to push it down and out line with blue berries then gentley take off star pattern and fill with strawberries. whaalaa a perfect star."

lisardh07 User ID: 2531781 159561
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2012

"Loved it!!! not too sweet, very pretty/ festive and loved all the fruit!"

talbotsgirl User ID: 5093887 64389
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"this is super yummy but how do you get perfect star points? i cant for the life of me draw a perfect star."

talbotsgirl User ID: 5093887 142170
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2012

"this is super yummmyy but how do you get such a perfect star? mine arent equal on all sides please give me tips thanks!"

elka633 User ID: 3340892 159106
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"i always get great comment when i make this! i usually make it in a rectangular cookie sheet and put the berries in a flag pattern, its a hit!"

lindallang User ID: 4226578 142168
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"Delicious, festive, and easy to make."

sxyplatana User ID: 6113436 64377
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"it was a hit, i had no problems making it. it was PERFECT, delicious, and refreshing. i'm actually making it again tmrw!"

kvosburgh User ID: 5488395 159105
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"I used my own recipe for sugar cookie dough, a tsp of fresh lemon zest and used frozen blueberries. Everybody loved it. The added touch of lemon made it so so so good!"

kendozo User ID: 5469027 143456
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"I used low fat cream cheese and splenda...tasted great! Even my picky girls ate it up!"

LauraManning User ID: 968398 142167
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"Excellent and so easy!"

cookinNC User ID: 4119721 159104
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"Great recipe! Tastes and looks good: I brought it to my Sunday School class, and it was a huge hit. Due to previous review info., I greased the pan to be sure the cookie wouldn't stick and had no problems. I didn't have almond extract either, so I used vanilla extract, and it was still wonderful!"

heatherbether80 User ID: 4861706 208098
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2010

"This one definitely deserves a 5-star because of the simplicity, pretty presentation and yumminess! Made this for 4th of July BBQ and it was totally demolished!"

butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 164532
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"I've made this for many years now for the summer holidays. I've changed the almond extract to lemon zest though. Sometimes I brush apple jelly that I've warmed in the microwave, over the berries. that makes them shiny very pretty."

akaylee User ID: 94485 142164
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"The cookie crust really stuck to the pan....have better recipes."

jcarlo User ID: 3893547 159560
Reviewed May. 23, 2010

"I have made this recipe numerous times since it was first printed. I have never had a complaint other than next time, please make 2."

Christina72684 User ID: 4231630 111580
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2009

"I didn't have a pizza pan, so instead I used a muffin pan and made individual tarts. Unfortunately, that meant I couldn't make this design, so instead I chopped up the strawberries into pieces the size of the blueberries and just sprinkled the tops of each individual tart. They were a HUGE hit!


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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.