Fruit Tart Recipe - A Delicious French Dessert

Fruit Tart

Fruit Tart Recipe - A Delicious French Dessert
Region / culture: France | Preparation time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 8


Fruit Tart
Fruit Tart

Fruit tart is a delicious and colorful dessert that is perfect for any occasion. This recipe combines a buttery crust with a variety of fresh fruits and a sweet glaze to create a beautiful and tasty treat.


Fruit tarts have been enjoyed for centuries, with variations of the dish appearing in different cultures around the world. The combination of a flaky crust, fresh fruit, and a sweet glaze has been a popular dessert choice for many years.


How to prepare


  1. Combine the flours and 1 tbsp of sugar.
  2. Cut in the margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle with ice water and toss until crumbly.
  4. Form the dough into a ball.
  5. Press the dough into a circle on waxed paper. Cover with another sheet of waxed paper.
  6. Roll into a 10-inch circle.
  7. Remove the top sheet of waxed paper and invert onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Crimp the pastry edge and prick with a fork.
  9. Bake the crust in a 400°F (204°C) oven for 12–15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Cool.


  1. Combine the 2 tsp of sugar and cornstarch.
  2. Stir in the orange juice.
  3. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  4. Remove from heat and cool.


  1. Place the crust on a serving plate.
  2. Arrange the kiwi fruit in the center.
  3. Arrange the bananas around the kiwi and the berries around the bananas.
  4. Spoon the glaze over the fruit.
  5. Serve immediately or chill for 1 hour.


  • Try using different fruits such as peaches, raspberries, or blueberries.
  • Add a layer of pastry cream or custard before arranging the fruit on top.
  • Sprinkle the tart with toasted nuts or coconut for added texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to chill the dough before rolling it out to prevent it from becoming too sticky.

- Be sure to prick the crust with a fork before baking to prevent it from puffing up.

- Use a variety of colorful fruits to create a visually appealing tart.

- Allow the glaze to cool before pouring it over the fruit to prevent it from becoming too runny.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the fruit tart with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent treat.

Cooking Techniques

Rolling out the dough between two sheets of waxed paper makes it easier to handle and prevents sticking.

- Pre-baking the crust ensures that it stays crisp and flaky when topped with the fruit and glaze.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use butter instead of margarine for a richer flavor.

- Substitute honey or maple syrup for the sugar in the glaze for a natural sweetener.

Make Ahead Tips

The crust can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before baking.

- The fruit can be sliced and arranged on the tart up to 1 day in advance, but wait to add the glaze until just before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the fruit in a decorative pattern on top of the tart for a visually stunning presentation. - Dust the tart with powdered sugar before serving for an elegant finishing touch.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve the fruit tart with a glass of sparkling wine or champagne for a festive pairing.

- Enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee alongside the tart for a cozy dessert option.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover fruit tart in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

- To reheat, place the tart in a 350°F (177°C) oven for 10-15 minutes, or until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 200


Total Carbohydrates: 32g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Sugars: 13g


Total Fat: 6g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Trans Fat: 0g


Protein: 2g

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C: 45% DV

Vitamin A: 2% DV

Calcium: 2% DV

Iron: 4% DV


Contains wheat and may contain traces of nuts.


This fruit tart is a delicious and nutritious dessert option, providing a good source of carbohydrates, healthy fats, and essential vitamins and minerals.


This fruit tart recipe is a delicious and versatile dessert option that is perfect for any occasion. With a buttery crust, fresh fruit, and a sweet glaze, this tart is sure to be a hit with family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time is still fresh in my mind. It was a warm summer day, the sun shining brightly through the kitchen window as I rummaged through my old recipe box. I was searching for something new and exciting to make for my family, something that would satisfy their sweet tooth and showcase the abundance of fresh fruits that were in season.

As I flipped through the yellowed index cards and tattered magazine clippings, my eyes landed on a handwritten note tucked in the back of the box. It was a recipe for a Fruit Tart, passed down to me by my dear friend Mary many years ago. I remember the day she showed me how to make it, her hands deftly mixing the buttery crust and arranging the vibrant fruits on top with precision and care. The tart was a masterpiece, a symphony of colors and flavors that left me speechless.

I knew then and there that I had to recreate that magical dessert for my own family. I gathered the ingredients – flour, sugar, butter, eggs, and an assortment of fresh fruits from the local market – and set to work in the kitchen. The familiar scent of butter and sugar filled the air as I mixed the dough, my hands moving with a practiced ease born from years of culinary experience.

As the tart baked in the oven, I sliced the fruits – ripe peaches, plump blueberries, tart raspberries, and juicy strawberries – arranging them in a beautiful pattern on top of the golden crust. The colors popped against the buttery backdrop, a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. I couldn't wait to share this masterpiece with my family, to see their faces light up with delight as they took their first bite.

When the tart emerged from the oven, golden and glistening with a light glaze, I knew it was perfect. I let it cool on the counter, the scent of fresh fruit and warm butter filling the kitchen with an irresistible aroma. Finally, I sliced into the tart, revealing the layers of flaky crust and vibrant fruit beneath.

My family gathered around the table, their eyes wide with anticipation as I served them each a generous slice of the Fruit Tart. The first bite was met with a chorus of delighted sighs and murmurs of approval. The buttery crust crumbled delicately in their mouths, the sweet fruit bursting with flavor against their tongues. It was a symphony of tastes and textures, a dessert that danced on the palate with every bite.

As we savored the last crumbs of the tart, I couldn't help but reflect on the journey that had brought me to this moment. From my dear friend Mary's kitchen to my own, the recipe had traveled through time and space, a testament to the power of shared knowledge and the joy of cooking for those we love.

And so, as I sat at the table surrounded by my family, I knew that this Fruit Tart would become a staple in our home, a recipe that would be passed down through the generations as a reminder of the love and laughter shared around the table. The memory of finding this recipe for the first time may have been fresh in my mind, but the taste of that tart would linger on our tongues for years to come.


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