Elegant Fresh Berry Tart

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 05, 2023
This elegant tart was my first original creation. If other fresh fruits are used, adjust the simple syrup flavor to match. —Denise Nakamoto, Elk Grove, California
Elegant Fresh Berry Tart Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • SYRUP:
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red raspberry or strawberry preserves
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Add orange zest and extracts; gradually add flour until mixture forms a ball. Press into a greased 9-in. fluted tart pan with a removable bottom. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth; spread over crust. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, for syrup, bring water, sugar, preserves and lemon juice to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  4. Combine strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and kiwi; toss with syrup to glaze. Arrange fruit as desired over filling. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 277 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.