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Grandma’s Berry Tart

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


6-8 servings

With seven children and 12 grandchildren, our household is always busy. But everyone makes time for a slice of this fruity pie from my grandma.


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup each fresh blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • Milk
  • Additional sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter


  1. In a small bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in butter and shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 13-in. circle. Transfer to a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate.
  2. Place the berries in a large bowl. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, vanilla, ginger and allspice; add to berries and toss gently to coat. Pour into crust. Fold edges of pastry over filling. Brush folded pastry with milk; sprinkle with sugar.
  3. For topping, combine the sugar and flour in a small bowl; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over filling.
  4. Bake at 400° for 50-55 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 328 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein.

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